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  • Winter Weather Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Up to 3 inches of snow can be expected. Be prepared for cold temperatures, wind chill values below zero by early Wednesday morning, and blowing snow. Use caution while traveling.

    Posted at 5:08pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.

  • Wind Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Watauga County, NC between 4 am Tuesday, December 12 until 7 am Wednesday, December 13. This includes Appalachian State University. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph can be expected. Be alert for falling tree limbs/trees. Be prepared for reduced visibility caused by blowing snow, along with isolated power outages.

    Posted at 5:01pm on December 11, 2017 via Blackboard Connect.

Upward Bound serves students who attend Alleghany, Ashe County, Avery County,  Freedom, Watauga, and West Wilkes. Upward Bound academic coordinators work closely with school faculty to track the progress and ensure the success of those enrolled in the programs. These coordinators also visit each high school on a weekly basis to meet with each scholar one-on-one.

If you are an educator and you have any questions about the Upward Bound program, please contact our academic coordinators.

Academic Coordinator Contact Information

Aaron Gersonde
Email: gersondeap@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-8016, ext. 103

Laura Lavarnway
Email: lavarnwaylp@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-8016, ext. 108

Kim Grater 
Email: graterks@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-8016, ext. 101

Marco Fonseca Rodriguez
Email: fonsecarodriguezma@email.appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-8016, ext. 110