10 favorites from 2016 – stories of the Appalachian Experience

Revisit some of our most-read news and feature stories from the past year. They highlight the special people, activities and accomplishments that make the Appalachian Experience so unforgettable.

Over winter break, a Walker College of Business professor, along with local java entrepreneur Don “Bald Guy” Cox ’93, took 18 Appalachian State University students to Costa Rica for a deep-dive into the workings of the coffee industry.

Three Appalachian graduates who have netted jobs as rangers in the NPS offer career-starting advice. Each swears the rigors are worth it.

An Appalachian team seeks to change the future of transportation with a solar race car.

The Sustained Dialogue (SD) process has been used around the world for productive conversation to solve deep-rooted issues. It has spread to 46 college campuses worldwide, including Appalachian State University.

As Appalachian State University’s oldest and most academically competitive merit-based scholarship, the Chancellor’s Scholarship is designed for students with ambitious academic goals.

Generations of Appalachian students received care from this founding member of the Student Health Association of North Carolina. The university’s M.S. Shook Health Service is named for her.

Appalachian State University continues to excel in U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Appalachian’s Wilson Scholars are chosen based on their academic achievements, as well as their service and leadership in their communities and schools. Their experience at Appalachian embodies a rich blend of academic excellence, leadership and service.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences site, 1179 State Farm Road.

A collection representing one man’s lifetime fascination with minerals has been donated to the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University. It will be featured in a series of exhibits in the department’s McKinney Geology Teaching Museum.

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