Amanda Lago selected for a Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology

Amanda Lago has been selected for a Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology.

These scholarships are awarded to anthropology majors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.  Dr. L. Jill Loucks (1953-1982) was a dedicated archaeologist and member of the faculty for three years before her untimely death. Her parents and friends created an endowment to help anthropology students with research funds via the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship. 

For more information on the scholarship and to see past recipients, please visit

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"I chose to major in anthropology as a freshman, as soon as I learned there was a discipline that gave me the opportunity to study everything I am most passionate about. This decision has introduced me to faculty, students, and curriculum that have shaped my student experience and allowed me to make Appalachian State University my home. Every day I am challenged by this department to think critically and engage deeply, and I believe that for this reason I am a better member of society. I am surrounded by people that are dedicated to enriching higher education and immersing themselves in a field that offers so much. To me, the privilege of being awarded the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Scholarship means that in the short time I've been an anthropology student, I have shown growth and passion and I am excited to see in which direction my studies take me. It makes me hopeful that one day I can be as accomplished, thoughtful, and dedicated as the professors I interact with every day. This scholarship gives me even more motivation to appreciate every moment of my education and offer all that I can to the communities I am a part of." - Amanda Lago

About the Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers a comparative and holistic approach to the study of the human experience. The anthropological perspective provides a broad understanding of the origins as well as the meaning of physical and cultural diversity in the world – past, present and future. With nearly 200 undergraduate majors, the department offers numerous research opportunities for students including field schools, internships, lab projects and independent studies at home and abroad. Students may earn B.A. and B.S. degrees with concentrations in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and social practice and sustainability.

About the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, two stand-alone academic programs, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. Our values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of our students as global citizens. There are approximately 5,850 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Published: Apr 2, 2018 3:59pm