Appalachian State University alumna Reba Moretz ’52 ’53 is the recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Service Award. In this video, she recalls growing up on Appalachian’s campus, her opportunities for service and adds, “It’s important to me to be a part of Appalachian and do what I can to help in any way that I can.”
Rep. Nelson Dollar ’83 ’85 is the recipient of the Appalachian State University Alumni Association’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He describes the Appalachian experience, both inside and outside the classroom, as “second to none.” The confidence faculty and others showed in him early on has aided his successful career in public service, he says.
Laura Aiken ’98 ’00 is the recipient of the Appalachian State University Alumni Association’s 2015 Young Alumna Award. She talks about her passion for health education and how the “holistic and complete” preparation she received at Appalachian helped her find and succeed in a career she loves.
Ben Butler is interested in the natural world. "I look at the natural sciences as one example of how we interact with our world and understand it," he says. "And really at the root, my work is about understanding the world."
Butler's Elegy to the Disappearance of Objects exhibited at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, March 6 - June 6, 2015.