By Elisabeth Wall
Three socially conscious, entrepreneurial alumni were recognized by the Alumni Association Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming weekend 2017. They are Sarah Freed ’09 of Seattle; Robert Thomas “Tommy” Sofield Jr. ’76 of Boone; and Dale E. Tweedy ’89 of Mooresville.
Chancellor Sheri Everts thanked the awardees for their continued support, saying, “Every day, our passionate and successful alumni enhance the value of an Appalachian degree — earning advanced degrees, starting new businesses and building distinguished careers both at home and abroad. These three exemplary individuals have earned recognition among their fellow alumni because they are stellar representatives of our university through their work, service and philanthropy.”