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Dr. Joy James is working as a park ranger

Dr. Joy James Seeks Adventure Over The Rainbow
Jul 26, 2022

This fall, Recreation Management professor Dr. Joy James won’t be returning to a classroom at App State for the first time in 14 years.

Sarah Donovan, senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work

5 faculty teams awarded 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation grants for projects at App State
Jul 26, 2022

 The 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars have been announced, with five teams of Appalachian State University faculty receiving up to $10,000 each from the ...

During clinical rotations, occupational therapy students will be able to provide services to clients who visit the outpatient clinics operated by App State’s Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services. The outpatient clinic at Levine Hall includes a simulated apartment, providing occupational therapists the opportunity to work with patients as they practice their functional skills in a home-like environment. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State announces new master’s degree in occupational therapy
Jun 10, 2022

Beginning in fall 2024, Appalachian State University’s new Master of Science in occupational therapy (OT) program will help address a critic

In January, Alex Edmisten ’03, second from right, visited Appalachian State University to deliver a check for $36,000 from the NC Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation that will support App State’s Anderson Reading Clinic and Charles and Geneva Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic. In April, Edmisten returned to the university to deliver a check for $22,000 from the Hillery H. Rink Jr. Fund, also in support of the two clinics. Edmisten is pictured with App State’s Dr. Marie Huff, dean of the Beaver

App State’s donations from Scottish Rite exceed $2 million
May 20, 2022

For more than 60 years, Appalachian State University has benefited from sustained support from Scottish Rite organizations in North Carolina.

App State alumnus Dr. Ed Rankin ’79, right, and his wife, Thuy Le, of Dallas, Texas, contributed funds to launch a camp for adolescents who stutter, to be held annually on the App State campus beginning summer 2023. They are pictured in front of App State’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Alum's donation paves the way for new speech therapy camp at App State
Apr 19, 2022

Approximately 5% to 10% of children stutter during their childhood — though most outgrow the condition.

Photo of a stethoscope with App State logo

App State’s RN to BSN program receives scholarship support for students in Western NC
Apr 14, 2022

Students from select areas in Western North Carolina will have new opportunities to receive scholarship support for App State’s ...

Melissa Bryan and Melissa Gutschall

App State faculty share takeaways from BRIDGES women’s leadership program
Apr 7, 2022

Two BCHS faculty from the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Melissa Bryan and Dr.

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2022 Student Awards Ceremony
Apr 7, 2022

The Beaver College of Health Sciences celebrated the 25 student recipients of our Academic Awards, Leadership Awards, and Graduate Awards on...