As-U-R Benefits Raises Funds and Celebrates Success

As-U-R students were the star attraction at the First Annual As-U-R Benefit.   Held April 29 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, the event gave parents and other boosters the chance to learn more about As-U-R and hear firsthand from student participants.

                  Junior transfer student Allison Holder, talked about her struggles as a first-generation college student with learning differences.   She credited the As-U-R team and fellow students with helping her get all “A”s in the most recent semester. Allison was joined by fellow students Sally Holtz, Dylan Hamel and Zoe Smith.  

            The event was organized by As-U-R Jamie Inlow working with the development office at Appalachian State.   Inlow said the $14,000 raised will help supplement the grant funding that enables As-U-R to assist the nearly 60 students who receive support in dealing with their executive function challenges as college learners.

            “We’re very grateful to the parents and community members who supported us,” Inlow said, “and especially to the students who told their stories.  We’re already looking forward to the second annual event.”