Resources for support during challenging times: a message to parents and families

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dear Parents and Families:

Yesterday, we received the tragic news that Appalachian State University student Jeremy A. Sprinkle, an 18-year-old freshman from Kernersville, was found deceased in his campus residence hall Thursday morning. The official cause of death has not yet been determined; however, foul play is not suspected and there is no evidence to suggest there is any threat to the university community.

Last night, I sent a message to the campus community, which you can read here.

In this message, I stressed the importance of open communication with family and loved ones, as it is often the most important resource our students can have. There are many resources available to our students, and the university's Counseling and Psychological Services Center also provides resources for parents and families as well. You can find them here. I hope you will find this information helpful. Should you need additional resources, feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office at 828-262-8284.

In my time as Appalachian's Chancellor, I have been honored to work with an incredibly talented and dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to the success, health and well-being of our students. Please know that we will continue to work every day to ensure our students have the knowledge, tools and resources to support and assist one another during challenging times.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts