Hope Borders Shares Her Experience In The MPA Program.
Mar 23, 2022

Q)  How long have you been in the MPA Program and what is your concentration?

A) This is my second year in the MPA Program. My concentration is Management. 


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Daniel Odom Shares His Thoughts on Distance Education.
Feb 28, 2022

Q) What is your name?

A) Daniel S. Odom

Paxton Caroline Hayes Shares Her Experience in the MPA Program
Feb 22, 2022

Q) What is your name?

A) Paxton Caroline Hayes

Drew Finley Shares His Experience In The MPA Program.
Feb 21, 2022

Q: How long have you been in the MPA Program and what is your concentration?
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.

Doug Middleton

Alumn Doug Middleton named "Champion of Wellness: Mental & Emotional Health"
Feb 27, 2020

Doug Middleton is an NFL player and mental health advocate who founded Dream the Impossible, Inc. after losing his best friend to suicide.

Winston-Salem Chief of Police Catrina Thompson, a 2009 graduate of Appalachian’s Master of Public Administration program. Photo submitted

Appalachian alumna Catrina Thompson ’09 focuses on community as Winston-Salem’s chief of police
Dec 6, 2019

Winston-Salem’s chief of police, Catrina Thompson ’09, said her ... Alumni

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian’s B.S. in criminal justice program who is continuing her Appalachian education by pursuing an MPA. She will continue to work part-time security shifts as an Appalachian police cadet while she earns her graduate degree and plays one more season as a center/forward for the Mountaineers women’s basketball team. Photo by Chase Reynolds

APDP cadet Bayley Plummer gives her all in the classroom, on the court and in the community
Jul 11, 2019

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian State University’s ... Student

Dr. Pat Mitchell

Dr. Pat Mitchell Elected President of the North Carolina Economic Development Association
Jul 8, 2019

The North Carolina Economic Development Association, which works to increase economic and business development throughout the state, elected... Faculty

Kim Eagle

Gaston County hiring first female county manager in history
Jun 17, 2019

Congratulations to MPA alumna, Kim Eagle, in her new position as County Manager of Gaston County!

Christopher Todd

Christopher Todd named Laurel Park town manager
May 21, 2019

Laurel Park Town Council announced its new town manager Tuesday, a man who comes with experience working in Henderson County.

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

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