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New office serves Appalachian’s growing transfer student population

BOONE—Approximately 32 percent of new students enrolling at Appalachian State University during the 2014-15 academic year will be transfer students.

The increase in the transfer student population over the past years – from 768 in fall 2006 to an expected 1,150 by fall 2016 – is part of a focused effort to meet university and UNC system enrollment goals and a trend across the 16 universities within the University of North Carolina.

Bachmeier named Appalachian’s human resources director

BOONE—Mark D. Bachmeier of Wilkesboro has been named director of human resources at Appalachian State University. He will begin his duties Aug. 11.

University’s landscapers share talents with community to earn Master Gardener status

BOONE—Eleven members of Appalachian State University’s landscaping crew will soon be certified North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners through classes offered by the Watauga County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Boone.

Appalachian’s Energy Center will help improve life for Brazil’s catadores

BOONE—A community-based landfill gas project in Brazil piloted in 2009 by the Appalachian Energy Center located at Appalachian State University will soon become reality.

Anastasiou, Julian and Frisco join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Three individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Dr. Maria Anastasiou, who has been named director of international student and scholar services and outreach within OIED, Adam Julian, who has been named assistant director, and Chanel Frisco, who has been named program coordinator.

McCullough appointed to new position in Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences

BOONE—Gary H. McCullough, former interim dean of the graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences. He will begin his work Aug. 1.

Appalachian receives $397,713 grant to continue Pakistani schools exchange program

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a third grant totaling $397,713 from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, to continue an exchange project between public schools in Watauga County and Taxila, Pakistan.

Edwards appointed interim chief of staff at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Randy Edwards has been appointed chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor at Appalachian State University. Edwards replaces Dr. Lorin Baumhover, who first held the position from 2005 to 2009 and again beginning in fall 2012 through June 2014.

Area students explore the world of engineering during Future Engineers’ Camps

HICKORY—More than 200 public school students are exploring engineering fields through the annual Future Engineers’ Camps held this summer at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Catawba County.