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One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and alumna Megan Holt-Smith of Mount Airy have been chosen as recipients of Fulbright scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

Senior citizens find volunteer sites through Appalachian Senior Programs

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Thanks to the Appalachian Senior Programs, senior citizens in the High Country are volunteering to meet the needs of their neighbors.

Concept for turning corn chip oil into biodiesel fuel earns Appalachian students second place in international Food Solutions Challenge

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.

Appalachian’s Juliana J. Blanton receives $8,000 award from the NBCC Foundation; will receive training in the counseling of underserved minority populations

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Juliana J. Blanton of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a fellowship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved minority populations, specifically those ages 16 to 25.

The Broyhill Commons at Appalachian provides a great space to network, find inspiration

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The Broyhill Commons of Appalachian State University means business-friendly interaction and inspiration for the many students who frequent it.

Edwards named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Edwards has served as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months.

Registration open for the High Country Triple Crown running series

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the 13th High Country Triple Crown, a challenging and fun trio of races covering beautiful mountain terrain in Watauga County. The series is presented by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS). All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Six high school seniors receive Wilson Scholarship, Appalachian’s most prestigious, merit based award

By Leah Beth Hubbard

BOONE, N.C.—Six outstanding students have been named Wilson Scholars at Appalachian State University. The Wilson Scholars Program is the university’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarship program, which covers full institutional costs as well as an additional $10,000 experiential learning stipend.

RIEEE and College of Arts and Sciences fund 4 additional Innovation Scholars projects

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).