Appalachian alumni reunite at Southern Coalition for Social Justice

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    Ian Mance and Dustin Chicurel-Bayard lived on the same floor of Cannon Hall when they were freshmen at Appalachian State University in 1999. They became friends and often found themselves working for the same causes through the Student Government Association.
    Eighteen years later, they work at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a nonprofit in Durham that protects voting rights, advocates for environmental justice and challenges racial discrimination.
    Mance i a staff attorney on the criminal justice team, and Chicurel-Bayard is the organization’s communications director.
    Chicurel-Bayard, who left Appalachian a few courses short of earning a degree when he first enrolled, has recently been readmitted through the distance education program. He plans to earn a Bachelor of Science in communication studies and graduate in 2019.
    Mance received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and a Master of Arts in political science from Appalachian in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    “I really enjoy working with Dustin. He’s been a good friend for more than half my life,” Mance said. “I didn’t imagine when we were organizing around issues at App that we’d be doing the same kind of work together at a state and national level 15 years later.”

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