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. McCray, fro...

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 the Appalachia...

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley ’84 is the 2018 winner of Appalachian State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Photo by Marie Freeman

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley receives Appalachian Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award
Oct 11, 2018

During Homecoming Week 2018, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley ’84, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), was recognized by the Appalachian State ...

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.The yo...

Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16, a native of Salisbury, participates in the Charlotte Spartan Sprint, an obstacle course race. As a special agent trainee at the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agency, Lowe said that maintaining her fitness is an important part of the job. Lowe got involved in obstacle course racing through the encouragement of her professor, Dr. Tammatha Clodfelter. Photo submitted

Internship with SBI leads Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16 into law enforcement career
Apr 20, 2018

As a third-generation Appalachian State University graduate, Carmen Lowe ’15 ’16 can’t remember missing a university homecoming when she was gro...

Appalachian alumnae to serve as park interpreters through NPS funding
Apr 16, 2018

The National Park Service has awarded $21,508 in funding for two recent Appalachian State University graduates to serve as interpretive staff at ...

Ian Mance ’03 ’05, left, and Dustin Chicurel-Bayard started out at Appalachian State University as freshmen in 1999, pursuing degrees in criminal justice. Now they work together at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice — Mance as a staff attorney on the criminal justice team, and Chicurel-Bayard as communications director.

Appalachian alumni reunite at Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Apr 12, 2018

Ian Mance and Dustin Chicurel-Bayard lived on the same floor of Cannon Hall when they were freshmen at Appalachian State University in 1999. They beca...

Courtney Bradway

Courtney Bradway ’15 ’16 says Appalachian’s political science programs prepared her well
Mar 23, 2018

As a legislative correspondent to U.S. Sen Bob Corker, Courtney Bradway ’15 ’16 has had plenty of “pinch me” moments since going to work in th...

GJS Alumni recognized as rising Political Stars in North Carolina
Feb 4, 2018

Congratulations to Tracy Montross (2005), Virginia Reed (2016), Senator Chad Barefoot (2005), and Jonathan Kappler (2005) on being recognized by Longl...

Cpl. Matt Taylor receiving award

Cpl. Matt Taylor named Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office 2017 Employee of the Year
Dec 18, 2017

 Cpl. Matt Taylor was recently picked by the command staff at the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office to receive the “2017 Employee of the Year...