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Gifts & Grants Archive

Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship awarded to Appalachian’s Allie Garrett

BOONE—Allie Garrett of Sylva, a soon-to-be-graduate of Appalachian State University’s sustainable development program, has been awarded the Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship for 2015-17.

Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences named for Hickory-area businessman

BOONE—The College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has been named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry – Donald C. Beaver of Conover.

While he may be best known as owner of several minor league baseball teams in the South, Beaver first made his mark as the developer and CEO of a group of skilled nursing facilities in the state.

Reading Clinic named for Reich College of Education benefactor Pat A. Anderson

BOONE—A reading clinic at Appalachian State University that helps children improve their reading skills has been named in honor of university benefactor Pat A. Anderson of Taylorsville.

A major contribution to the clinic was made by Anderson’s daughters through the TSH Charitable Foundation to honor their mother.

Appalachian’s 24-hour fundraiser wins CASE Grand Award and sets the stage for this year’s #iBackAPP event

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s award-winning #iBackAPP Day, a 24-hour fund drive coordinated by The Appalachian Fund, is set to return May 1.

17th annual Polar Plunge raises more than $7,300 for Special Olympics

BOONE—It was a true Polar Plunge Thursday with 162 plungers braving snow and a 34-degree water temperature to raise more than $7,300 for Special Olympics athletes in Watauga County during the 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.

Local manufacturer supports NCCET’s Future Engineers’ Camp

HICKORY—US Conec, a Hickory-based fiber optic cables and connection hardware manufacturer, has contributed $5,000 to support the 2015 Future Engineers’ Camp operated by the N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies.

Center for Appalachian Studies receives grant to develop classroom materials focused on region’s musical heritage

BOONE—The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.

Appalachian raises more than $200 million to support academics, arts and athletics

BOONE—The Campaign for Appalachian raised $203,593,769 in support of academics, the arts and athletics at Appalachian State University, surpassing its $200 million goal.

Appalachian Warrior Fund established to assist veterans and their children

BOONE—The Appalachian Warrior Fund has been established at Appalachian State University to honor veterans.