The App State Hickory campus, pictured in April 2024, opened to its inaugural class of Mountaineer students on Aug. 21, 2023. Phase 2 renovations to the facility are underway and include creating more classrooms and offices on the second floor, with some new classrooms to be ready by fall 2025. Photo by Wes Craig and Chase Reynolds

The App State Hickory Campus Advisory Council comprises a dynamic group of business, education, government and civic leaders from Hickory and the surrounding area who are participating in the planning process for App State’s Hickory campus.