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Appalachian State University alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 has received national recognition for her work as a parks and recreation professional — the National Recreation and Park Association recently named Sedlak among 30 such professionals under age 30 to watch in 2021. She holds an MPA with a concentration in not-for-profit management and a B.S. in recreation management-recreation and park management from App State. Photo submitted

App State alumna Marisa Sedlak is a parks and recreation star
Apr 6, 2021

Mountaineer Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 is a new parks and recreation star.

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Cashae Cook ’14, who serves as the diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer in the Appalachian Police Department — the official policing agency of Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian Police Department’s new diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer promotes positive interactions
Mar 29, 2021

As a child, Cashae Cook ’14 said she was always glad to see police officers arrive at her house — because it meant she and her siblings would be safe.

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Dr. Curtis Ryan, professor of political science in Appalachian State University’s Department of Government and Justice Studies, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity during the second annual Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event, held virtually Sept. 14–18. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Dr. Curtis Ryan Receives the Chancellor’s Award
Sep 23, 2020

The Appalachian State University Community had a virtual front row seat to a wide-ranging selection of faculty research and creative activity through the second annual ... Faculty

Dr. Hicks Explores Contemporary Views of Liberal Democracy in Latest Published Work
Jul 22, 2020

What are Americans’ views on liberal democracy? Have their attitudes changed since the 1950s?

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Dr. Carter's article published by American Political Science Review
Jul 14, 2020

Political leaders’ willingness to use force is central to many explanations of foreign policy and interstate conflict.

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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., f

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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 S

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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... Student

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