Excellent Ambassadors

Tweedy ’89, Freed ’09 and Sofield ’76 recognized
Monday, November 6, 2017

As is the tradition over Homecoming weekend, the Alumni Association recognized our outstanding alumni.

This year’s winners of the Young Alumni Award, the Award for Outstanding Service and the Distinguished Alumni Award are exemplary individuals who have earned recognition among their fellow alumni because they are stellar representatives of our university through their work, service and philanthropy.

We have more than 120,000 living alumni, many of whom remain connected and supportive of their beloved alma mater — even while earning advanced degrees, starting new businesses and building distinguished careers both at home and abroad. Every day, our passionate and successful alumni enhance the value of an Appalachian degree.

So, thank you, Mountaineers, for being excellent ambassadors for what this special place is all about. And our deepest appreciation to this year’s awardees — Sarah Freed ’09, Dale Tweedy ’89 and Tommy Sofield ’76 — for their gift of inspiration.

Sheri Everts, Chancellor

Appalachian Alumni Association 2017 award winners

Three socially conscious, entrepreneurial alumni were recognized by the Alumni Association Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming weekend 2017. They are Sarah Freed ’09 of Seattle; Robert Thomas “Tommy” Sofield Jr. ’76 of Boone; and Dale E. Tweedy ’89 of Mooresville.