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Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14, who earned a B.A. in political science with minors in communication and music, works as the associate director of individual giving at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

Political Science alum fundraises for DC research institution
Jun 16, 2020

For the past six years, Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14 has worked as a development professional in Washington, D.C., fundraising for organizations connected to the envi

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Nathan Smith ’09, who earned a B.S. in political science from Appalachian and an M.A. in government from John Hopkins University, is a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

App State alumnus shapes public policy
Jun 15, 2020

As a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C., Appalachian State University alumnus Nathan Smith ’09 tac

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Emily Hogan, a political science major, was elected at the North Carolina District 5 convention on May 16 to become a Biden delegate at the Democratic National Convention.

App State student elected as Democratic delegate, Electoral College voter
Jun 11, 2020

An Appalachian State junior will vote to nominate Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee when the Democratic National Convention takes place this August.

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ACCESS Scholar and senior Alyssa Rodriguez, of Elizabeth City, is the 2020 recipient of Appalachian State University’s Kenneth E. Peacock Spirit of ACCESS Award. Rodriguez, a first-generation college student, will graduate from Appalachian in May with a B.S. in political science–public administration and minors in general business and leadership studies. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State senior recognized for embodying the spirit of ACCESS Scholarship Program
May 6, 2020

Alyssa Rodriguez, an Appalachian State University graduating senior and ACCESS Scholar from Elizabeth City, has been named the 2020 recipient of... Student

Student paper featured in EuropeNow
Apr 6, 2020

 Lillian Livermore, whose research paper, "From the Well to the Internet:  Alternative Modes of Education by Women Through History," is

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Appalachian announces first Gilman Scholarship recipients of 2020
Jan 23, 2020

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announces four... Student

Taking Students to the Iowa Caucus: An Experiential Approach to American Politics
Jan 22, 2020

20 students and faculty from Appalachian State University will depart from Boone, NC on January 30, 2020, on a 14-hour van journey to Iowa for #... Student, Faculty

Dr. Ryan is published in World Politics Review
Jan 7, 2020

Is the Cold Peace Between Jordan and Israel at Risk?Curtis R.

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Drs. Ondercin and Carter have article published in Political Science Quarterly
Jan 6, 2020

How does increasing military spending affect social spending and economic growth?

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Dr. Ellen Key

Dr. Ellen Key inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers
Oct 23, 2019

On October 23, 2019 Dr. Ellen Key was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

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Appalachian alumna Lindsay Bookout ’16, a freelance proofreader in Wilmington operating under the name Pendulum Proofreading. Bookout, who is originally from Charlotte, is currently studying for the LSAT, with a goal of attending law school in fall 2021 to focus on animal and environmental law. Photo submitted

Alumna pursues law school aspirations while helping others put their best words forward
Oct 21, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna and self-professed “grammar nerd” Lindsay Bookout ’16, of Wilmington, would never call herse

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Appalachian alumnus Jonathan Kappler ’05 is the 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Kappler serves as chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State recognizes Young Alumni Award winner Jonathan Kappler ’05
Oct 18, 2019

 “Appalachian was an obvious choice for me from the beginning,” said Jonathan Kappler ’05, Appalachian State University&rsq

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