This book provides a short history of the institution written by Cratis D. Williams and Ruby J. Lanier as well as biographical sketches, including retirement activities and accomplishments, of numerous former presidents/chancellors and faculty emeriti of Appalachian State University. Published in 1994, the book also includes an "In Memoriam" section. The final section of the book, titled "The Faculty Emeriti of Appalachian State University," provides biographical sketches of retired faculty members, including: Ruby Lavelle Akers, Jose Antonio Amaro, Sr, Evan H. Ashby, Jr, Gelene Andrews Atwood, John Trumbull Auston, Ann C. Blackburn, Gerald M. Bolick, Ben G. Bosworth, Jr, Herbert Louis Bowkley, Madeline Edmisten Bradford, James Andrew Brakefield, Carl Herbert Bredow, Beulah Catherine Campbell, Irvin Watson "Bill" Carpenter, Jr, Jessie Luella "J. Lou" Carpenter, James Monroe Cole, Walton Smith Cole, Walter Curtis Connolly, Leland Ross Cooper, Joyce G. Crouch, Eris A. Dedmond, Warren Cameron Dennis, Alfred Maxey "A.M." Denton, Jr, Finnis Ray Derrick, MacWilliam Disbrow, Jefferson Max Dixon, Eugene Christopher Drozdowski, J. Daniel Duke, Nicholas Erneston, William Leonard Eury, Lorraine Stewart Force, Silvia Forgus, Elizabeth Fox, Willard Fox, Frances Stone Fulmer, William Edmund Fulmer, Georg M.A. Gaston, Clarence Hazel Gilstrap, Margaret English Gragg, Melvin Henry Gruensfelder, J. Edward Harrill, James Braxton Harris, James Winslow Hathaway, Martha Grey Hawkinson, Hans Gerhard Heymann, Marie L. Hicks, Loyd Harold Hilton, Cleone Haynes Hodges, Oscar Dile Holton, Jr, Alvin Ray Hooks, Francis Lentz Hoover, Ben Haskell Horton, Jr, James W. Hosch, III, William Imperatore, Virginia Insco Irons, Charles L. Isley, Jr, Basil G. Johnson, James E. Johnson, Isabel Fleming Jones, James Frederick Jones, Ila Taylor Justice, Lester Dean Keasey, William H. Knight, Edgar Ole Larson, Helen Elizabeth Latour, Robert George Light, Sr, Grace Greene Lilly, Susan Horne Logan, Charlotte L. McCall, Arnold D. McEntire, Robert Baynard McFarland, Carl Garnett Meeks, Eloise Camp Melton, George B. Miles, Francis A. Montaldi, Mary Rowena Moore, Joseph Long Murphy, III, James A. Nelson, Mayrelee Fallquist Newman, William J. Newton, Clyde Charles Owen, Harry G. Padgett, Margaret R. Polson, Charles E. Porterfield, Elton George Powell, Uberto Price, John A. Pritchett, Jr, Mary Eunice Query, Jenny Beatrix Blanton Ramey, J. Frank Randall, Robert Lee Randall, Dorothea N. Rau, Robert Ellis Reiman, Madge Mozelle Rhyne, Jane Margaret Riner, James R. Roberts, David T. Robinson, Kent Robinson, Celia S. Roten, Hoyt Safrit, Oliver Paul Sanders, Richard J. Schalk, Zebulon Vance Shook, Walter Thomas Snipes, William Gilbert Spencer, Starr Neely Stacy, Jr, Frank Richard Steckel, H. Daniel Stillwell, Joyce P. Stines, Benjamin Franklin Strickland, William Claudius Strickland, Guy T. Swain, Roger Evan Thomas, Ned Reeves Trivette, Kathryn Croft Tully, William S. Vanderpool, Jr, Erwing Winningham Wadsworth, Omri Kenneth Webb, Jr, Vivian Wood Welborn, George R. Wesley, John Foster West, Rogers Vance Whitener, Huberten Helen Williams, John Henry Williams, Richard B. Wilson, Julian Clifton Yoder.