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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? How do their attitudes about liberal democracy shape political behavior, such as vote choice?

Faculty
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

Alumni
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

Alumni
At a protest against the United States’ Middle East peace plan on May 28, 2019, near the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, a placard reads in Arabic, “Kushner, Jordan is neither to buy nor to sell.” (Andre Pain/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK)
Caroline Sager

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
May 20, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University... Alumni

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 ... 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... 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