Appalachian State University Historical Timelines
Academic/Departmental Events: 1960-1969
1962-63: Graduate curriculum is revised. Graduate School awards 245 degrees.
1963: 68 undergrad courses are offered, 107 courses total at all levels.
1965: All graduate certificates must have academic major.
1965: Lucy Brock Nursery School opens.
1965: Non-teaching degree programs activated.
1967: Multi-purpose regional university established; name changed to Appalachian State University in August.
1967: Pre-professional programs are offered in the General College, offering interdisciplinary programs for pre-law, pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-engineering degrees.
1968: Pre-forestry is added to the pre-professional programs.
1968: Board of Trustees appoints three deans to the new colleges in April. Nicholas Erneston is dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, William C. Strickland is dean of College of Arts and Sciences, and Ben Horton is dean of the College of Education.
1968: W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection founded.1969: ROTC and Military Science Department is established.
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