Servant Leadership

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Section 114: MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
Fall 2018
Civic Engagement

How does one lead and serve? This course will give us the opportunity to examine what is leadership, how does one get involved, what does leadership mean, how does one become a leader and how does one become a servant leader. We will look for ways for students to become involved in co-curricular opportunities that complement curricular/academic learning. This course will help students enhance and make connections between the classroom and the out-of-classroom experiences that help one lead and serve the ASU campus, Boone, and Appalachia.

NOTE: Sections 104 and 124 – Enrollment is restricted to members of the Service and Leadership Residential Learning Community.


Dr. Coats is originally from the Gulf Coast of Alabama.   He earned his B.A. in History, and his M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University. He is new to Appalachia and Boone. He loves it here! In his free time, he loves to hike with his wife, Rebecca, an ASU administrator, and his dogs. He also likes to read and travel. Go ASU! His professional career has been at a variety of institutions across the country where he has been able to engage students and help foster an environment of holistic learning for approximately 20 years.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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