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The new John E. Thomas sculpture sits outside the main entrance of John E. Thomas Hall on App State’s Boone campus.

App State unveils new sculpture of former Chancellor John E. Thomas
May 23, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University unveiled a new sculpture of former App State Chancellor John E. Thomas on its Boone campus on May 9. The ...

App State releases the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2024 semester
May 22, 2024

Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2024 semester.879 students in the Walker College of Bus...

During App State’s Spring 2024 Commencement, undergraduate students celebrated the tradition of moving their tassels as they joined the more than 147,000 alumni of the university. Just over 4,000 students graduated during the commencement ceremonies, which took place May 10 and 11 on the Boone campus.

Over 4,000 App State grads set to innovate, embrace new challenges and better their communities
May 21, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — Thousands of graduates, each with their own unique stories, crossed the stage at Appalachian State University’s Spring 2024 Commence...

Alumna, finance professor to serve as Macebearer for May 11 Commencement Ceremony

Alumna, finance professor to serve as Macebearer for May 11 Commencement Ceremony
May 11, 2024

Dr. Brandy Hadley — Associate Professor of Finance, David A. Thompson Distinguished Scholar of Applied Investments and 2023 Sywassink Awardee for Te...

App State Interim Chancellor Heather Norris, far left, App State Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Alyson Ebaugh, second from right, and Walker College of Business Dean Sandra Vannoy, far right, with Samantha Williams, department administrator in App State’s Department of Computer Information Systems, at App State’s 2024 Awards of Distinction ceremony, held April 25 on the Boone campus. Williams is one of nine recipients of the 2024 Staff Excellence Award.

App State honors 27 students, faculty and staff at 2nd annual Awards of Distinction ceremony
May 9, 2024

Appalachian State University recognized 27 students, faculty and staff at its second annual Awards of Distinction ceremony, honoring these Mountaineer...

From top left, clockwise, are: First Place Winners Elcie Blackman and Tori Humler, Second Place Winners Avery Clark and Macie Wilson, and Third Place Winners Ashley Meacham and Jack Beatson.

Six named 'excel'lent in first intra-college Excel competition
May 8, 2024

Six Walker College of Business students have won the Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge (MECC) at Appalachian State University, earning cash prizes ...

Ash Morgan

In the News: Appalachian Trail hikers take life-long memories, leave crucial tax dollars in WNC
May 8, 2024

Dr. Ash Morgan, a professor of economics at Appalachian State University and director of the univeristy's Center for Economic Research and Policy...

Collin Hill

In the News: Meet America’s Top 200 CPAs 2024, including App State Alum Collin Hill
May 7, 2024

Appalachian State University alumnus and  Cherry Bekaert LLP CEO Collin Hill has been named to the inaugural Forbes Top 200 CPAs&n...

App State has earned high rankings for having graduates with low student loan debt — lower than that of their statewide and national peers, according to recent reports from The Institute for College Access and Success and U.S. News & World Report. Pictured are App State students on the university’s Boone campus.

Less college debt + more lifetime earnings = the App State advantage
May 7, 2024

Is a college degree a good investment? At Appalachian State University, the answer is clear: An App State education continues to be a pathway to a bet...

Jim Westerman

Holshouser ethics professor delivers plenary at 'Earth for All' a United Nations Academic Impact event
Apr 29, 2024

Jim Westerman, James E. Holshouser Distinguished Professor in Ethics at Appalachian State University and chair of the Walker College of Business Susta...