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Appalachian alumna named N.C. French Teacher of the Year

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Laura Parker, a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts program in romance languages, was recently named the North Carolina French Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Lawndale.

Appalachian alumnus follows vigorous path to Johns Hopkins Hospital clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship

By: Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The rigors of balancing academics and athletics as an undergraduate gave Dr. Zachary Hollis ’02 the foundation to make well-informed career decisions, he said. The mental toughness he developed served him well during the past 14 years as he forged an advanced medical career to become a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Appalachian alumnus David Furr nominated for Tony Award

BOONE—David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a 2016 Tony Award nominee for his performance in “Noises Off,” a Broadway comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. The most recent revival of Frayn’s play concluded a 13-week limited run on March 13 as part of the subscription series at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Furr starred as Garry Lejeune, a volatile actor with a stutter.

Appalachian awards honorary bachelor’s degree to Lenoir resident Patricia Beane

BOONE—More than 50 years after enrolling in college, Lenoir resident Patricia Ferguson Beane now has a diploma. Beane received an honorary bachelor’s degree during Appalachian State University’s Celebration of Integration held Oct. 2 on campus.

Aiken, Dollar and Moretz honored by Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—Laura Aiken of Apex, N.C. Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary and Reba Moretz of Boone have been honored by the Appalachian Alumni Association at Appalachian State University for their distinguished careers and service to the university.

Celebrating Happily Ever After with Homecoming 2015, Oct. 1-3

BOONE—The Appalachian State University community will celebrate 2015 homecoming with old and new traditions, including the homecoming blood drive, parade and APPtoberfest. The Mountaineer football team will take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys in Kidd Brewer Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Powell, Croom and Jaynes honored by Appalachian Alumni Association

BOONE—Three individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers or through their service to Appalachian State University have been honored by the Appalachian Alumni Association.

Craig Popelars discusses book publishing, marketing and publicity May 1

BOONE—Craig Popelars, director of marketing and sales for Algonquin Books, will discuss how marketing and publicity is at the epicenter of publishing today—from a book’s acquisition to its appearance on the bestseller list and all points in between.

Reaves installed as president of Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—James K. Reaves of Kernersville has been installed as president of Appalachian State University’s Alumni Association. Joining Reaves on the executive board are Stephanie L. Billings of Greensboro, vice president; and Carolyn J. Clark of Boone, secretary. Each will serve a one-year term.