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Associate professor of finance named acting vice provost

Associate professor of finance named acting vice provost
Jun 13, 2024

Jamie Parson, an associate professor in the ...

A conceptual rendering of the cybersecurity lab to be constructed on the second floor of App State’s Hickory campus building. Note, designs for the cybersecurity lab are still in development.

App State’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program begins this fall
May 31, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — This fall, Appalachian State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity — the only such program offered by a University of North Carolina System institution...

Wayne and Gigi Miller

Wayne and Gigi Miller ’85: App State provided us with a launchpad for our careers
May 28, 2024


Wayne and Gigi Miller, both 1985 graduates of Appalachian State University, met on campus in Boone. Today they own and operate PrintMarketing, LLC., a full-service print management company...

February 21 event to feature Black alumni and straight talk on navigating the career maze
Feb 19, 2024

On Wednesday, February 21, the Walker College of Business will celebrate Black History Month with a Courageous Conversation, ...

Stanley Cup

Alumna featured: 'secret' behind the dramatic rise of the Stanley cup? Women.
Feb 19, 2024

App State alumna Lauren Solomon, the national sales director at Stanley, played a key role in making the Stanley Quencher one of the most popular...

pp State’s online bachelor’s programs and graduate programs in business, education and nursing rank among the nation’s best for 2024, according to U.S. News & World Report, which recognized the university in its annual “Best Online Programs” rankings.

App State Online bachelor’s, master’s programs named among nation's ‘best’ for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report
Feb 18, 2024

The annual U.S. News rankings recognized App State business, education and nursing programs

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has...

Matthew Makdad, P.E.

MBA alumnus to lead New River Light and Power
Feb 15, 2024

Matthew Makdad, P.E., has been named general manager of Appalachian State University’s New River Light and Power (NRLP).

From left are Kristina Moore, Justin Schroeder and Sally Dillon

Management students earn first place in FLBA-C case competition
Feb 6, 2024

Appalachian State University students Justin Schroeder, Kristina Moore, and Sally Dillon have won first place in an FBLA case competition.

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Catastrophe Insurance Underwriting Profitability: Investigating Company Loss Performance
Feb 5, 2024

A team of finance students from Appalachian State University recently completed a months-long consulting project in data analytics with an...

UGA's Stock Pitch Competition: Crafting Winning Strategies
Feb 5, 2024

Two separate teams of Appalachian State University students set their sights on the University of Georgia's Stock Pitch Competition. 

Spencer-RIMS RISK Challenge: Evaluating Municipal Risks

Spencer-RIMS RISK Challenge: Evaluating Municipal Risks
Feb 5, 2024

A team of finance students from Appalachian State University took on the RISK Challenge, an international case competition sponsored anually by...

CFA Institute Research Challenge: Analyzing Nucor
Feb 5, 2024

Finance students from Appalachian State University recently delved into equity research by participating in the ...

From left are Abby Justice, Spencer Hamill and Jasmine Gonzalez

App State students place highest in the state for Excel skills
Feb 5, 2024

Appalachian State University students have earned the highest scores in North Carolina on the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel...