Jim Cottrell attended Appalachian State University from 1964 until 1968. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and then a master’s degree in Junior College Education. Jim is a Boone native who was born in Founder’s Hall and grew up running the old Appalachian bookstore with his father. Jim was a member of the golf team throughout his entire undergraduate career and after he graduated Jim started the French-Swiss Ski College. In 2000, Jim was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Information discussed in the interview: childhood, early education, attendance at Appalachian State University, the dormitories, social events and habits, daily life, weather, relationships, sports, class life, jobs held while at school, the library, and life after graduation.
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