Joyce Moretz Young, Director of Nursing, at M.S. Shook Student Health Services has received the Student Affairs Employee of the Month for September. Joyce has been with the University and Student Health Services for 7 years. Her nominator stated "Joyce was instrumental in student health service's response to the public health response needed when a student on campus was diagnosed with meningococcemia. Her organization and leadership have shined many times before when there is an infectious disease crisis on campus. She plays an integral role to the response health services and the university have to these crises. She is a tireless advocate for students."
The Plemmons Leadership Scholars program offers a 4 year scholarship to 10 incoming students each year. These students come in as a cohort, take a Principles of Leadership course together during the first semester and engage with the program in a variety of ways throughout their 4 years. This program is based on leadership and service with an expectation that our scholars will work to achieve ambitious goals in these areas while at Appalachian and as a lifelong habit.
Sharon Jenson, of the Career Development Center, has received Student Affairs Employee of the Month for February. Sharon is the historical voice of the Career Development Center and is a legacy here on campus. As such, she has insured that serving the needs of students has been our primary goal and mission in spite of significant staff turnover in the past several years. Sharon will make time to meet with any student inquiring about internships, student employment or any career matter, and link him or her with all resources available.
During November, residents of each hall on campus came together as a community to do service projects. Residents in Hoey, East, and Appalachian Panhellenic Halls spent time creating greeting cards for service people stationed overseas and hospitalized children. These greetings will go across the country and around the world spreading joy and positivity from our students. Residents in Gardner, Coltrane, and Bowie wrote cards to deliver to campus partners to show their appreciation for all they do to make Appalachian State an outstanding place to be a student.