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Gifts & Grants Archive

Appalachian receives federal grant to increase marriage and family therapists in rural areas

BOONE—The marriage and family therapy program (MFT) at Appalachian State University has received a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Class gifts acknowledged at Appalachian’s homecoming

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, and Susan Pettyjohn, vice chancellor for university advancement, hold a check symbolic of gifts made by members of the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974 and 1969, who celebrated their reunion year during Homecoming at Appalachian State University. The nearly $5 million given by these alumni have helped the university raise more than $197 million toward the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian, which ends in December. Looking on is Patrick Setzer, executive director of alumni affairs and annual giving. (Photo by Troy Tuttle)

Appalachian receives two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million

Grants will serve students in an 11-county area in Western North Carolina

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Avon Foundation for Women awards $5,000 grant to Appalachian

Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

University benefactor and library namesake passes at age 86

BOONE—Carol Grotnes Belk, for whom Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons is named, died Aug. 25.

She, along with her husband Ike, supported numerous higher education and collegiate athletics projects across the state and the southeast. She and her husband are known for the gift of artwork and sculptures located across Appalachian’s campus.

Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast.

Johann receives National Science Foundation grant for computer science research

BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant totaling $377,083 has been awarded to Professor Patricia Johann in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science.

Appalachian receives $397,713 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a third grant totaling $397,713 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.

Area students explore the world of engineering during Future Engineers’ Camps

HICKORY—More than 200 public school students are exploring engineering fields through the annual Future Engineers’ Camps held this summer at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Catawba County.