Campus Community Installation Reception
Roess Dining Hall
Join the Appalachian Community in celebrating the installation of Chancellor Sheri N. Everts.
Appalachian State University has a 116-year history of academic excellence and service. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains’ hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing. The roots of this rich academic tradition can be traced back to the insitution’s founder, B.B. Dougherty. Appalachian’s heritage is represented by several artifacts displayed on the stage. These artifacts will also be on display at the campus and community reception in honor of Chancellor Everts.
The University Shield is on loan from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, and served as the university’s first official mace.
The Artifacts Table is on loan from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. In January 1903, a bill to the North Carolina General Assembly, written by Captain Edward F. Lovill and B.B. Dougherty to gain public support for Watauga Academy and change the name to Appalachian Training School, was signed on this table in the Lovill house in West Boone.
The Dougherty Family Bible is on loan from descendants of D.D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty. This bible contains the genealogy of the founding family of Appalachian.