Lee Ann Ferguson

Lee Ann Ferguson Named Southern Gerontological Society Association Manager
Jul 24, 2014

Lee Ann Steffen Ferguson has been named the new Manager of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS). The announcement was made June 2 by SGS Presiden...

Exciting New Class Offered! - Punishment in American Society
Jul 2, 2014

Are you interested in the interplay between sociological theory and punishment in the United States? Have you ever wondered how surveillance in modern...


Alumna Named Area Agency on Aging Director
Jun 2, 2014

In February 2014 Julie Wiggins was named the new Director of North Carolina’s Region D (High Country) Area Agency on Aging, located in Boone. At the...

Tommy Boyd

Tommy Boyd - Seeing and Changing the World
Apr 29, 2014

One way sociology is helpful to our students is that it sets them up for global adventures In December of 2008, Tommy Boyd graduated with a degree in ...


The Caregiver Community: Caregiving Strategies - A Podcast by Dr. Ed Rosenberg
Apr 29, 2014

No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, there are nearly 60 million adults age 60 and...

Age-Friendly Towns

Is Boone Age-Friendly? A Community-Based Research/Service-Learning Project
Apr 29, 2014

In the field of gerontology, one of the growing areas or concentrations is “Age-Friendly Communities.”  The goal of this movement is to deter...


New Lecturer in the Department of Sociology
Aug 28, 2013

The Department of Sociology would like to welcome Kristen Rushin as a one-year temporary lecturer. Kristen earned her Master of Arts in the Social Sci...


Local to Global Connections: Dr. Rosenberg's Research in France
Aug 28, 2013

France, like the United States and most other nations, is facing the rapid aging of its population. In Summer 2012 Dr. Rosenberg, who'd taught in Fran...

Senior Seminar Students

Community-Based Research? Yeah, We Do That!
Aug 26, 2013

In Spring 2013, the Department of Sociology's Senior Seminar course partnered with the Appalachian Women's Fund to examine what barriers women in the ...

Graduating Seniors

From Student to Professional: Two Graduates Give Insight
Aug 15, 2013

Meet Katie Beth Caswell and Hope Dearman. Both are 2013 graduates from the Department of Sociology who completed their Bachelor of Science degree and ...