Traditions of Excellence

Chancellor's Innovation Scholars and Appalachian Mountaineers
Friday, November 30, 2018

We have a longstanding tradition of excellence in the classroom and in athletics. I am proud to celebrate the entire Appalachian Experience.

Applications are open for the Chancellor's Innovation Scholars Program. I am pleased to share that, since 2016, this program has funded 10 projects at $10,000 each. You can read more about the previous awardees and their impressive projects here.

The program supports teams of faculty and staff thought leaders who are working creatively and entrepreneurially to:

  • Address challenges facing higher education.
  • Create lasting institutional change.
  • Provide community and societal benefits.
  • Establish opportunities that increase student engagement.
  • Promote broad-based sustainability.

More details about the program and the application process can be found here. I look forward to reading all of your creative and engaging ideas.

Because of the Mountaineers’ top spot in the Sun Belt East Division, we have the distinct honor of hosting the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game on Saturday. We are proud to be the home team for this historic athletic event. I hope to see many of you there sporting your Black and Gold as we go up against the West Division champions, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns.

Our Student Government Association is sponsoring a Pack the Rock Poster Contest. The game will be broadcast live at noon on ESPN, so this is a great opportunity to show our Mountaineer pride.

As the end of the semester nears, I wish everyone a safe and productive week, and Go App!

/s/ Sheri Everts

Sheri Everts, Chancellor

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