Hosting a College Access Event During COVID
Sep 18, 2020

The 2020 Senior Night at Avery County High School, planned and hosted by ACAC adviser Kallie Kressly, was a huge success!

College Advising Corps

TUN Interviews our very own Adam Warren, Program Director of the College Advising Corps at Appalachian State University
Sep 2, 2020

TUN sits down with Adam Warren, program director at Appalachian State University’s branch of College Advising Corps, to offer some tips to help high school seniors apply to college.

College Advising Corps
Upward Bound student, Alisa Cruz, participates in service-learning summer program components.

High Country Student Programs Adapt Experiential Learning in the Covid Era
Aug 26, 2020

As educational and experiential programs across the High Country adjust to “new normals” and virtual platforms, many programs are re-examining and adapting their approach to meeting th

Upward Bound

Empowering Teacher Learning
Aug 24, 2020

Teacher professional development is often a concept that is met with great skepticism by educators in the field.

Empowering Teacher Learning, GEAR UP

How one rural district boosted its FAFSA completion rate to one of the highest in the state
Aug 24, 2020

Thirty minutes from the Tennessee border and 40 minutes northeast of Asheville sits Burnsville, North Carolina — Yancey County’s seat,


GEAR UP continues to serve students amidst pandemic
Aug 3, 2020

Students within Burke County Public Schools are still being served by GEAR UP, which is a grant-based program out of Appalachian State University... GEAR UP

Virtual Classroom for Wilkes County GEAR UP Students

Outside the Box Thinking to Connect Inside the Virtual Box…..
Jul 15, 2020

The onset of Covid-19 brought about many uncertainties and changes to the educational system, yet it also has inspired ingenuity, creativity, and... GEAR UP

Hannah Langley, Appalachian student

Transfer Services - Part 2
Jul 6, 2020

We are keeping our focus on transfer students again this week.

Appalachian students in PSU

Transfer Services - Part 1
Jun 30, 2020

On the blog this week, we are focusing on transfer students.

Swain County Uses Modern, Virtual Technology to Showcase Spring Theater Performance
Jun 24, 2020

GEAR UP students in Swain County didn’t let COVID-19 stop them from presenting their spring 2020 showcase.

Kenan Fellow is Printing 3D Masks for his Western NC Community
Apr 13, 2020

Austin Hedden, a 2019-20 Kenan WNC STEMwork Fellow, is printing 3D masks in his classroom at Hayesville High School in Clay County to help...

Reaching the ‘Mount Olympus’ of instruction: Caesar Campana of Clay County
Feb 3, 2020

Caesar Campana is an educator and 2019 Clay County Regional Teacher of the Year.