MacDonald graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish education in May 2017. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in romance languages as an accelerated admissions student. As an undergraduate, he was also a James Patterson Scholar.
Appalachian State University has received high honors in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for its academics, value, innovation and other factors. Appalachian has placed among the top 15 public and private southern universities since the rankings were first published in 1986.
Appalachian State University has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest “green light” rating for protecting student and faculty free speech, a distinction held by only 35 institutions nationwide.
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia and other illnesses. For the last 8 consecutive years (and 9 out of the last 10 years) Appalachian has collected more blood in a single day than any one else in the entire country!
Jeremy B. Jones is the author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded a gold medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book of the Year Awards in memoir.
The symposium theme is “Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity.” Keynote speakers are Dr. Jane K. Fernandes, president of Guilford College, and Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, superintendent of Guilford County Schools.
Prof. Till van Rahden, who holds the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies at the Université de Montréal, works on European history, including Jewish history, since the Enlightenment and is interested in the tension between the elusive promise of democratic equality and the recurrent presence of diversity and moral conflicts. His lecture is part of the programming for the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition that is currently on display at Plemmons Student Union.