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Gifts & Grants Archive

Batchelor receives NYC’s Explorer’s Club grant

BOONE—Cameron Batchelor of Raleigh, a junior geology major at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a $2,000 Youth Activity Grant from the Explorer’s Club in New York City to conduct fieldwork in Mongolia this summer.

Students and professors part of NASA-funded Goddard Space Flight Center project

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University engineering physics majors have been selected to work with Goddard Space Flight Center scientists on a two-year, nearly $300,000 project funded by NASA’s Smallsat Technology Development Program.

Gift supports nursing program at Appalachian

BOONE—A $20,000 gift from David and Tamela Everett of Hickory and Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences has added another level of realism for students training in the Department of Nursing’s simulation lab.

Trustees approve name change of Thelma C. Raley Hall to Kenneth E. Peacock Hall

For information, contact:
Susan Pettyjohn, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

828-262-2090
pettyjohnsh@appstate.edu

BOONE – To honor the legacy of Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock, the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees voted Friday, Sept. 27, to approve the renaming of Thelma C. Raley Hall to Kenneth E. Peacock Hall.

Appalachian receives grant to enhance suicide prevention programming

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Division of Student Development has received a three-year, $192,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide.

NSF grant will fund computer science and math scholarships at Appalachian

BOONE—The National Science Foundation has awarded a $620,000 four-year grant to Appalachian State University to support the High Achievers Scholarship Program in computer science and mathematics.

Appalachian professors receive grant to develop economical biomass conversion

BOONE—Appalachian State University Department of Technology and Environmental Design professors David Domermuth and Ok-Youn Yu have received a $45,000 grant from the N.C. Agricultural Foundation for a project to economically convert biomass to biofuel and useful biochar.

Teachers become students during Research Experience for Teachers at Appalachian

BOONE—A dozen teachers from Western North Carolina participated in a six-week summer program at Appalachian State University and learned to use computer visualization and other computer applications to create lesson plans and labs that will excite their students about math and science.

Appalachian opens American Cultural Center at China’s Northeastern University

BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 19 U.S. universities to open an American Cultural Center at a Chinese university. The center at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, has been funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and is part of a program initiated by the state department in 2011.