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Gifts & Grants Archive

Gifts in memory of artist Cathy Parlier Walling fund visiting artists and renovations at Appalachian State University

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Luke Walling, founder of Temprano Techvestors in Newton, has established two new funds to support Appalachian State University’s Department of Art. The Cathy P. Walling Visiting Artist Endowment will honor the memory of his late mother, a 1978 Appalachian graduate, lifelong painter and clay artist. Additionally, Walling has provided support for the Wey Hall Renovation Fund with the goal of raising $1 million to improve the current facilities.

Faculty, student researchers at Appalachian State University and UNC Asheville research threatened plant species

By University Communications

BOONE and ASHEVILLE—Professors and student researchers from Appalachian State University’s and UNC Asheville’s Departments of Biology have partnered in a federally funded project to assess several aspects of an imperiled plant in western parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

Ceremony recognizes Appalachian State University’s Willie C. Fleming Scholars

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Seven Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship recipients were recognized at a ceremony Friday, Oct. 21, in the Solarium of the Plemmons Student Union – four of whom potentially will complete four years at Appalachian State University incurring no in-state tuition and fees.

Freeman-ASIA scholarship helps fund semester in Japan for Appalachian State University sophomore Jason Le

By University Communications

BOONE—Jason Le, a sophomore from North Wilkesboro who is majoring in computer information systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, is spending the current academic year studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

Mikayla Sage and Cameron Small are winners of Appalachian’s 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships

By University Communications

BOONE—Mikayla Sage of Maiden and Cameron Small of Apex have been awarded the 2016 ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships by the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

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).