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Appalachian sets new record with 4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists
May 1, 2019

An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S.

Student, Alumni
Bryce Helms

Bryce Helms — from Appalachian police cadet to full-time APD officer
Feb 19, 2019

As the Appalachian State University Police Department (APD) prepares to welcome new cadets to its Appalachian Police... Police Development Program, Student

Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa

Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa and 3 others receive Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Awards
Feb 11, 2019

Four faculty and staff members at Appalachian State University have been selected to receive Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Awards.

Faculty
Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 stands just outside Kilosa Township, which is located in the Kilosa District in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. Bailey, who is city manager of Salisbury, traveled to Tanzania as part of the International City/County Management Association’s ENGINE Program. Photo submitted

Locally and globally, Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 works to improve communities
Jan 28, 2019

Salisbury City Manager Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 says he gets up each day to go to work to make his community a better place — whether

Alumni
Demetrius McCray, center, poses with members of the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office during his fall 2018 internship. McCray is graduating from Appalachian in December with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. Photo submitted

Appalachian student-athlete returns to graduate after 4 years in the NFL
Dec 14, 2018

When he first enrolled at Appalachian State University in fall 2009, Demetrius McCray made a promise to his mother he would earn a degree.

Alumni
Appalachian State University junior Madison Cook, from Apex, provides security coverage at a Mountaineers football game. She is a graduate of the Appalachian Police Academy, part of the university’s Appalachian Police Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers. Photo by Marie Freeman

With App State Police, Madison Cook follows in family footsteps of service
Dec 12, 2018

Junior Madison Cook , a part-time police officer with Appalachian State University Police,  has a deep-seated desire to serve and help others

Police Development Program, Student
Brock Long ’97 ’99 is the 2018 winner of Appalachian State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Photo by Marie Freeman

Brock Long receives Appalachian Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award
Oct 11, 2018

During Homecoming Week 2018, Brock Long ’97 ’99, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was recognized by th

Alumni
Nevin Darden, a junior criminal justice major at Appalachian from Newton, left in foreground, and other members of the North Carolina Army National Guard in a flooded area of Scotland County assist with Hurricane Florence emergency management services. Photo by Nevin Darden

15 Appalachian student veterans aid in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
Sep 28, 2018

Fifteen Appalachian State University student veterans returned to class this week after being called to assist with Hurricane Florence emergency... Student

The graduates from the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s new Appalachian Police Development Program (APDP). Graduates are: Elijah Baker, Chase Bowman, Thomas-Ross Cloer, Madison Cook, Brendan Counts, Michael Dunmire, Patrick Fee, Cintya Garcia, John “Jack” Greene, Bryce Helms, Austin Joyce, Brandon Kelsey, Sam Mueck, Lena Nguyen, Ferrin Page, Clayton Robert, Ryan Ruff, Joseph Scott, Trevor Smith, Samuel Upton and Joshua Warren. Also pictured: Chief Andy Stephenson, Lt. K.C.

App State holds its first police cadet graduation
Aug 29, 2018

Twenty-one police cadets graduated from App State’s first police academy program after 13 weeks of training with a majority of graduates con

Police Development Program, Student
New York Jets' Doug Middleton (center) looks at the field during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J.

Jets' Middleton an inspiration as master's degree-toting playmaker
Aug 9, 2018

Doug Middleton was impressing the New York Jets with his playmaking skills last summer when a torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for the season... Alumni

New Police Development Program to train the ‘policing leaders of tomorrow’ at Appalachian
Jul 19, 2018

In May, 24 Appalachian State University students began the rigorous training and education at the Appalachian State University Police Academy to... Police Development Program, Student