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Gifts & Grants Archive

Appalachian’s Energy Center assists counties with landfill gas to energy projects

Activity supported with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation funding

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University recently completed a project that began in 2005 to help eight North Carolina counties produce renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improve their economy.

Professors at Appalachian receive NSF grant to study dome formation in Georgia and Western North Carolina

BOONE—The Tallulah Gorge area in Georgia and Toxaway Falls in Gorges State Park in Western North Carolina are well known for their beauty and outdoor recreational offerings.

For Appalachian State University geologists Gabe Casale and Jamie Levine, the areas are also rich in geological information.

Appalachian continues its sustainability project at American cultural centers in China

BOONE—The American Cultural Center (ACC) established at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, by Appalachian State University continued a second year of sustainability activities that included presentations and film discussions led by faculty from Appalachian.

DeWitt receives NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship

BOONE—Abigail DeWitt of Burnsville, a visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University, is one of 18 individuals who have received a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for 2015–16.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $100,000 to Appalachian to support math education

BOONE—Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a two-year $100,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction to provide Math Recovery® training and coach approximately 35 elementary mathematics teacher leaders who will in turn support their colleagues in Alleghany, Avery, Burke and Wilkes counties.

Beaver College of Health Sciences receives grant to expand rural healthcare

By Chris Shore; Beaver College of Health Sciences

BOONE—The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.

Whitener Foundation grant funds music therapy scholarship

BOONE—A $5,000 grant from the Whitener Foundation will fund a music therapy scholarship in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Twenty students from Appalachian receive SECU Internship Program award

BOONE—Twenty students from Appalachian State University have been selected to participate in a pilot summer internship program being funded by the State Employee Credit Union Foundation (SECU).

Delta Zeta chapter raises more than $4,700 for Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian

BOONE—Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The even drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.