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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Edwards appointed interim chief of staff at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Randy Edwards has been appointed chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor at Appalachian State University. Edwards replaces Dr. Lorin Baumhover, who first held the position from 2005 to 2009 and again beginning in fall 2012 through June 2014.

McGee, Palmer and Taylor inducted into Appalachian’s Rhododendron Society

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University graduates whose careers have helped change the lives of countless students were inducted into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society during ceremonies held July 12 at the college.

Mercer University Press publishes memoir series by Joseph Bathanti

BOONE—A defining moment in Joseph Bathanti’s life occurred when he learned the Vietnam War had ended.

Appalachian business faculty and staff honored for excellence

BOONE—Four faculty members and one staff member in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have received the 2014 Sywassink Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and contributions by a non-tenure track faculty member and a staff member.

Taylor named interim chair of Appalachian’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design

BOONE—Dr. Jerianne Taylor has been named interim chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an associate professor in the department, will serve while a search is conducted to replace former chairman Jeff Tiller, who is returning to his faculty position in the department.

Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Meador named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.

A promise to serve

BOONE—Carson D. Rich of Weddington was sworn in Friday as the newest member of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Rich is president of Appalachian’s Student Government Association and a junior communication/advertising major. Diane C. Deal, Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court and pictured left, administered the oath.

Appalachian’s past leaders honored

BOONE—A display honoring Appalachian State University’s former leaders was unveiled Thursday in the lobby of B.B. Dougherty Administration Building on campus. The display, “A Legacy of Leadership,” depicts the six individuals who led the university from its founding as Watauga Academy in 1899 to its evolution as a state university and nationally recognized institution.