Student Veteran Services

On October 1, 2018, with little fanfare, our Division grew. Eric Gormly and his office of one became the newest addition to the Student Affairs team. Eric left the umbrella of Enrollment Services because his work was uniquely different than others within the unit and joined our team under the umbrella of the Office of the Dean of Students as the Program Director of Student Veteran Services. Many of you are familiar with the three centers’ in the Student Union: the Women’s Center, the Henderson Springs LGBT Center and the Multicultural Center. There are officially four centers in the Student Union and Eric has oversight of the fourth which is the Major General Edward M. Reeder, Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center. The Student Veteran Resource Center and Eric’s office share common space on the second floor of the Plemmons Student Union. If you ever stop by there is usually some grungy coffee brewing, which I am told is intentional, most seats are taken and some fun banter is occurring while obvious learning is occurring. Eric has collaborated with many departments within our division and elsewhere to provide helpful and intentional services and resources to our student veterans.

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Feb 25
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Riding on Shine with Bike App

This fall Bike App hosted the Grand Opening of their new Bike App Trailer. Bike App originated during the 2014-2015 academic year simply as a group of students volunteering their time to complete repairs on bicycles on the Appalachian State campus. The university found merit in the program and in the 2016-2017 academic year began to fund student employment positions for Bike App. However, Bike App still did not have a place to call home and students were at the mercy of the weather when setting up their tools on Sanford Mall.

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Feb 25
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Announcing: "House Hunters: App State Edition" this Monday, February 4

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December Employee of the Month

Daniel Lightfoot, Technology Support Analyst, has received the Student Affairs Employee of the Month for December. He has been with the University and the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership for almost 15 years. His nominator stated "Daniel is constantly going above and beyond the call of duty but especially during the Board of Trustees meetings. He ensures that he is in the building at all times during their visit to make sure if anything does go wrong he is there to fix it. December was a busy month for events and Daniel was right there going above and beyond his responsibilities to ensure that things ran smoothly with a smile on his face."

Daniel we cannot thank you enough for your hard work and dedication to our students, faculty, staff and community! Congratulations!   

Jan 24
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