Appalachian State University Student Receives the Community Impact Student Award for Outstanding Work in Civic and Community Engagement
Nov 9, 2023

Over the weekend of November 4, Appalachian State University student, Savannah Raley, was presented with the Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Engagement for her outstanding... Student

The 24 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy’s sixth class are pictured with App State Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Andy Stephenson, far left in second row, App State Police Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far left in first row, and App State Police Officer Tina Dunn, far right in first row, on the steps of App State’s Rosen Concert Hall. From left to right, top row to bottom row, are April Gunter, Drew Van Hise, Jonathan Flores, Jacob Lowe, Timothy Fitzgerald, Isaac Holliday, Anderson Ray, Blai

App State’s Police Development Program celebrates its 6th academy class
Oct 3, 2023

Since its inception six years ago, Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Academy has trained 120 sworn police officers, including 24 graduates who were celebrated on Aug.

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2022 Alumni Awards: Mark E. Ricks ’84 — Distinguished Alumni Award
Jul 27, 2022

Appalachian State University alumnus Mark E.

The 2021 Recruit Class of Appalachian State University’s Police Officer Development Program gathers outside Rosen Concert Hall before the Sept. 11 graduation ceremony. Pictured, from left to right, are (front row) Captain K.C. Mitchell, Haley Bain, Emylee Rhodes, Hailey Dehn and Master Police Officer Bettina Dunn; (second row) Holly Swofford, Kira Green and Chasey Baremor; (third row) Anthony Ross and Ryan Carroll; (fourth row) Brooks Tipton, Skye Clark and Michael Smuda; (fifth row) Garrett Jones, Erica Ba

‘The future of policing’ — 14 recruits graduate from Appalachian Police Academy
Oct 12, 2021

Fourteen new recruits have graduated from Appalachian State University’s Police Officer Deve

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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.

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 sibling

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... 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?


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.