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A veteran’s commitment continues long after military service ends

BOONE—A veteran’s commitment to serve doesn’t stop when he or she leaves the military. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Vickie Hughes, now associate professor in the Department of Nursing faculty at Appalachian State University, illustrated that point with a story she told during a Veterans Day ceremony on campus.

Appalachian senior honored for community service

ELON—Appalachian State University senior Kelsey Trevethan has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to community engagement.

Veterans Day ceremony held Nov. 11 on campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the administration building lobby. The public is invited.

Professor joins project to help veterans become farmers

BOONE—Helping former soldiers transition to farming to help meet the nation’s food system needs is a goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian State University is part of that effort.

Homecoming Blood Drive sets national record

By Stephanie Sansoucy ’16

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s 9th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive, held Sept. 24, collected 1,322 pints of blood, setting a new record for Appalachian and a new national record for a single-day, university-based blood drive.

RAVE safety app available to university community

BOONE—A new mobile phone safety app is being implemented at Appalachian State University to enhance student, faculty and staff safety on campus.

13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition opens for submissions

BOONE—The 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at prior to the competition’s close at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

Commemoration of Integration will be streamed via the Internet

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Commemoration of Integration ceremony Oct. 2 will be available for view at The stream will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The ceremony, to be held in the Holmes Convocation Center, is designed to inform, educate and provide deserved recognition and acknowledgement to the historic integration at Appalachian The program will honor former students and faculty who played a role during this time.

Appalachian commemorates integration with Oct. 2 ceremony

BOONE—Imagine you are attending Appalachian State University in the spring of 1965. Enrollment is just shy of 3,060 students. A total of 369 are enrolled in graduate school.

Now imagine you are an African-American attending what was then Appalachian State Teachers College as integration was spreading across the South.