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Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2015 list of greenest colleges and universities

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2015 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 153 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Sierra magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club.

M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian receives AAAHC reaccreditation

BOONE—M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian State University has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes the campus health clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external evaluation process.

Appalachian named in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been ranked No. 9 in the Southeast on Washington Monthly magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list. The list is included in the publication’s annual college guide.

Cherry named to Journal of Environmental Economics and Management editorial board

BOONE—Todd L. Cherry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).

Appalachian retains STARS® Gold rating for sustainability achievements

BOONE—Appalachian State University has maintained its STARS® Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements in academics, research, campus and public engagement, and operations.

DeWitt receives NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship

BOONE—Abigail DeWitt of Burnsville, a visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University, is one of 18 individuals who have received a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for 2015–16.

Eight Appalachian graduates commissioned as second lieutenants

BOONE—It was a special day for eight Appalachian State University students. They were commissioned Aug. 7 as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

R.T. Smith named Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing

BOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing program.

Appalachian named a “Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Appalachian among its “Best in the Southeast” recommended schools in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature at Only 140 colleges in 12 Southeastern states made the list for 2016.