• Alumni Awards 2012: Michael A. Steinback
    July 21, 2012

    Steinback is a partner with Asheville-based Stonebridge Partners, an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on acquiring and successfully growing middle-market manufacturing businesses. Steinback first became engaged with the university through the Walker College of Business’ Business Advisory Council, and later as a member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002 and currently is vice chair of the board.

  • Alumni Awards 2012: Wayne L. Sumner '75
    July 21, 2012

    Sumner, a 1975 graduate of the Walker College of Business, is president of Jackson Sumner & Associates, an excess and specialty lines managing general agent in Boone.

  • Energy Summit 2012 participant comments: Dr. Jamie Russell
    July 13, 2012

    The UNC system has taken numerous strides toward addressing a state mandate to reduce energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, but greater cultural change is needed, university officials said during presentations at the Appalachian Energy Summita> held July 9-11 at Appalachian State University.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Stephen J. Dubner
    June 29, 2012

    Stephen Dubner's successful book "Freakonomics" has been translated into 35 languages. It spawned a follow-up publication, an award-winning blog, a documentary and a public radio program. It also led this 1984 alumnus to become a regular contributor to ABC News and the NFL Network. His latest accolade, receiving the Distinguished Alumni award from Appalachian's Alumni Association.

  • Alternative Spring Break 2012
    June 18, 2012

    In 2012, Appalachian’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program engaged 322 faculty, staff and students in service opportunities in 18 U.S. locations, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Jamaica.

  • Appalachian Perspective: Martin Lancaster
    May 30, 2012

    A leader in public service, the honorable Martin Lancaster has led a long and distinguished career which encompasses his early years in the United States Army and Navy, a total of 16 years serving in both the U.S. and North Carolina Houses of Representatives, the president of the North Carolina Community College System, and now an attorney at Smith Anderson in Raleigh. He has received a multitude of awards recognizing his service, including the appointment of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

  • It Gets Better
    March 8, 2012

    At Appalachian, we welcome everyone into our family. We appreciate what each unique individual brings to Appalachian, because we know it makes our community richer. Whether you choose to come to our campus or you find another place to call home, we want you to know that it really does get better.

  • Reflections: Appalachian State University commencement December 2011
    January 13, 2012

    Nearly 1,300 candidates for graduation convened for their last official academic function Dec. 18, 2011 at Appalachian State University's Holmes Convocation Center.

  • What Does It Mean to Be a Mountaineer?
    January 11, 2012

    We asked students a simple question...and here's what we got.

  • Appalachian Perspective: The Solar Homestead
    November 1, 2011

    Students from Appalachian designed and built this affordable net-zero-energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon. Their entry performed extremely well against 19 teams from around the world.

  • Appalachian Perspective: "Born to Run" Author Christopher McDougall
    October 3, 2011

    A Harvard graduate, Christopher McDougall was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press and has written award-winning articles for The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, Esquire and other publications. He is also an avid runner. In search of answers to his question "Why does my foot hurt?" McDougall ran across the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico and the story that ensued formed the basis of the best-seller "Born to Run."

  • Appalachian Perspective: Well-Spring President & CEO Stephen P. Fleming
    July 27, 2011

    Creating retirement living that is shaped by personal choices, not circumstances, has been the goal of Stephen Fleming. As president and CEO of Well-Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, he has created innovative partnerships to better serve older adults and his organization has won national awards for quality of services and workplace culture.