Barbara Watkins Daye first came to Appalachian from her hometown of Forest City, North Carolina in 1955 and stayed until she completed her master’s degree in 1961. Barbara worked as a physical educator at Brevard College before returning to Appalachian and working her way up to becoming the Dean of Students. She married another Appalachian State alumnus and raised her daughter as she worked full time. Barbara retired in 2002 and has been enjoying giving back to Appalachian through the Watkins Daye Endowment Fund, the Sergeant Major Peter Lynch Scholarship, and three others eligible through the student employment programs.
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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