Section Navigation



Gifts & Grants Archive

Appalachian State University to open new Student Veteran Resource Center

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—A new Student Veteran Resource Center, slated to open later this year on the campus of Appalachian State University, will serve the needs of Appalachian students who are active duty military personnel and veterans.

General Education geography class inspires future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings scholarship recipient

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.

Five additional scholars receive prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, increasing Appalachian’s number of Gilman Scholars to eight

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE—Five additional Appalachian State University students who are studying abroad during the fall 2016/academic year 2016-17 received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, bringing the total number of Appalachian students who received the Benjamin Gilman scholarship this academic year to eight.

Geography Professor Sugg receives award for continued research on her North Carolina heat-health vulnerability tool

BOONE—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded $10,356 to Dr. Margaret Sugg, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. The award is for continued research into the development of her North Carolina Heat-Health Vulnerability Tool (NC HHVT).

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge awards Appalachian’s ACCESS program $5,000 for summer school opportunities

By: Wes Saylors

BOONE—The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s ACCESS (Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success) program to help provide summer school opportunities for women enrolled in the program. The award is providing five $1,000 summer school scholarships for recipients enrolled in 40 hours of coursework among them.

At $16.2 million, Office of Research surpasses 2019 strategic plan goal for external funding

By: Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—At the close of the 2016 fiscal year, Appalachian State University’s Office of Research (OR) reported receiving more than $15 million in external funding – grants from government, non-profit agencies, business and industry — which surpassed a goal set in the university’s 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan to increase grant funding to $15 million by the year 2019.

Economics professor awarded grant for socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden

BOONE—Dr. John Whitehead, professor and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been awarded $95,303 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to conduct a socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries.

Appalachian receives IIE Generation Study Abroad grant funds to increase and diversify population of students who study abroad

BOONE—Appalachian State University was selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad™ initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

Fundraising class raises over $12,000 for local nonprofits

BOONE—Appalachian State University students enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class within the school’s nonprofit management minor, raised over $12,000 for High Country nonprofits during the spring semester.