Important Health Message from Chancellor Everts and Dr. Ellison

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear Students and Family Members:

Current events have focused attention on global health concerns. You can rest assured that our campus is participating with many key public health agencies to provide thoughtful and excellent health care and community safety for the university community.

Specifically related to the Ebola Virus Disease issue, here are several recommended and up-to-date web sites:

There are challenges to staying current with this evolving health issue. It takes many campus stakeholders working together to provide competent, current and confident information and health delivery. Appalachian has detailed plans, procedures and mechanisms in place, which we update proactively, and as required.

See additional information from the NC Division of Public Health at

In addition, please consider obtaining a flu vaccination as soon as possible. This is something that benefits everyone on campus. For more information, students can visit Student Health Services or call (828) 262-3100.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts

/s/ Robert S. Ellison, M.D. MPH

Robert S. Ellison, M.D. MPH
Director, Student Health Service