Student Leadership Opportunities
The Plemmons Leadership Scholars Program is under the direction of the the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership (opens in a new tab) at Appalachian. It was developed in 1994 in honor of Dr. William H. Plemmons, Appalachian's second president. Dr. Plemmons embodied the principles of student empowerment and was committed to providing students with out-of-class experiences that would complement their in-class learning, which is the foundation of the Plemmons Leadership Scholars Program.
The Diversity Scholars (opens in a new tab) program is designed to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence. The program not only recognizes merit in scholarship but provides students with an opportunity to promote and embrace diversity on and off campus. This program brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds to work on building unity through diversity.