January 2020 Appalachian Connections message

Monday, January 13, 2020

Appalachian Connections
January 2020

Message from Chancellor Sheri Everts

This week, classes resumed, and Appalachian is ready for another successful semester.

For our students, the achievements of our alumni — many of whom are profiled on our website — serve as inspiration, showing them the broad applications of an Appalachian degree.

  • Jess Eatman ’13 holds Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and sociology, with a concentration in applied research methods. She applies aspects of both her degrees in her work as an analytics manager for a team of report developers at a Fortune 500 health care company.
  • Maleek Loyd ’18, who holds a B.S. in communication, electronic media/broadcasting, founded a Charlotte-based video production company with his two brothers. The siblings create promotional videos and documentaries for small businesses, nonprofits and corporate clients.
  • Catrina Thompson ’09, a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program with a concentration in public management, serves as Winston-Salem’s chief of police and has implemented programs to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the local community.
,p>For stories like these and more, I invite you to stay connected with the university throughout the year. In addition to this newsletter, our news and events website, Appalachian Today, and our social media channels provide exciting updates, such as photos from the Mountaineers football team’s fifth straight bowl game victory. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

To see Appalachian from a student perspective, visit the university’s Instagram account. Each week a new student “takes over” and shares his or her Appalachian Experience — your student might be featured next!

All the best in 2020.