Wendy Hildebran

Paul A. Meggett

Wendy Hildebran

Senior Paralegal

Wendy started working part-time for the Office of General Counsel in July of 2021 and now serves as the Senior Paralegal.  Previously, she worked in Beaufort, NC for Wheatly, Wheatly, Nobles, and Weeks, PA as a real property paralegal and paralegal to the attorney for Carteret County and the Town of Beaufort.  Later, she served as Paralegal to the Vice-President and General Counsel of General Dynamics Advanced Technology Systems (now General Dynamics Mission Systems) where she assisted with drafting and review of incoming and outgoing proprietary information agreements, government contract review, and government defense contractor ethics training.  In 2002, she moved to Blowing Rock and has worked for the Watauga, Burke, and Caldwell County Library systems.  She now lives in Lenoir with her husband, Scott, and two cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys training for marathons, horseback riding, and reading.

EXPERIENCE

Education

  • North Carolina State University, B.A. Political Science; Minor English Literature
  • Meredith College, Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Real Property Law

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Paralegal Associaion (NCPLA)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Paralegal Division

Practice Groups

  • Public Records
  • Litigation (eDiscovery, Torts, Workers’ Compensation)
  • Real Property
  • Transactional
  • University Governance

Lane Moody

Paul A. Meggett

Lane Moody

Paralegal

Lane began working as a Paralegal in the Office of General Counsel in February of 2022.  Before coming to Appalachian State, Lane served in a variety of capacities within the Town of Boone.  Including Public Works Program Coordinator, Downtown Development Coordinator, Main Street Director, and oversaw parking operations in Downtown Boone.  She also served on a wide variety of boards and Committees throughout the community. In 2020, Lane was awarded a “4 under 40” award by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in the category of  Non-Profit Business Professional for her work with the Downtown Boone Development Association. Lane graduated from Appalachian State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in both Marketing and Management.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.  She is grateful to be back at her beloved alma mater.

EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Appalachian State University, Class of 2005

Practice Groups

  • Athletics
  • Higher Education
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Property
  • Student Affairs
  • Transactional
  • Utility and Energy
  • University Governance

Record Retention

The UNC System Records Retention and Disposition Schedule (the “Schedule”) is a tool for the staff and faculty of Appalachian State University to use when managing the records in their offices. This schedule lists records commonly found at Appalachian and gives an assessment of their retention value by indicating when, and if, those records may be destroyed.

Under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 121-5 and N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-3, no Appalachian employee may destroy University records without the consent of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). The Schedule is the primary mechanism used by the DNCR to give consent. Records, regardless of medium, not listed in the schedule may not be destroyed without direct approval from the DNCR. For more information on the Schedule and for questions on the destruction of records, please visit the following website Appalachian’s Records Management.

Revised: Dec 16, 2019

Public Records

Under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132 et seq., public records may be released to the public upon request. Public records are defined as any document, regardless of physical form or storage location, that is made or received in the scope of conducting University business.

Records held in any medium may be considered a public record, including but not limited to documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, films, sound recordings, electronic data-processing records, artifacts, and electronic communications.

Although a wide range of University records may be considered releasable to the public, Federal and State law preclude certain records from being released. Such records generally include, but are not limited to:

  • Personnel Records, under Article 7 of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 126;
  • Research Records, under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 116-43.17; and
  • Student Records, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Appalachian is committed to operating in an environment of openness, transparency and cooperation with members of the public while observing the integrity and confidentiality of content that is not designated as a public record. In order to ensure Appalachian’s commitment to openness and integrity are met, the University has developed a process for facilitating public record requests. For more information please visit the following website University Communications – Public Record Requests.

Revised: Dec 16, 2019

Intellectual Property

Appalachian State University encourages faculty, staff, and students to participate in scholarly research and creative activities that create knowledge and enhance the education of our students and community. Intellectual property is a general term that describes a wide variety of works created by a musician, artist, author, inventor or researcher. These works must be an original creation manifested in a tangible form that can be legally protected. Intellectual property law includes the rights of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright protection. These rights protect the creator of the work, and the University, from infringement and use by third parties. Both Appalachian and the University of North Carolina system have established policies and procedures to balance the interests of the public, the University and the respective inventor(s), author(s), or artist(s) in intellectual property arising from research and creative activities conducted by employees and students.

Employees and students using university resources or creating intellectual property in the course and scope of their employment have a duty to disclose such intellectual property created or discovered. To complete an intellectual property disclosure form please visit https://researchprotections.appstate.edu/intellectual-property-ip/ip-forms. The process for disclosing the creation of intellectual property at the University for employees and students is detailed in the University’s Intellectual Property Transfer Policy https://policy.appstate.edu/Intellectual_Property_Transfer. For questions or more information, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Research Protections.

Revised: Dec 16, 2019