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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton awarded $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

BOONE—The Excellence in Education Foundation has awarded Appalachian State University junior geology major Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of only 252 undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the nation and three in North Carolina to receive the award this year.

Commencement ceremonies to be held May 13 and 14

BOONE—Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, in six separate events. A total of 3,088 undergraduate students will receive their degrees, plus 329 graduate students.

Appalachian student Kasia Sweeny to receive Celia Moh Scholarship

BOONE—Appalachian State University student Kasia Sweeny of Hamilton, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweeny is a senior majoring in industrial design with a concentration in furniture. The scholarship will pay for Sweeny’s tuition, room and board, books and fees for the 2016-17 school year.

Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society inducts record 128 students

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s chapter of Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society recently inducted the largest group of students since its formation in 2010. In March, 380 students were invited to join Tau Sigma, just slightly below 25 percent of all students transferring to Appalachian in 2015, and 128 students accepted membership – more than twice as many as in 2015.

Professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver receives WNCHA award for outstanding achievement

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver has received the 2016 Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) award for outstanding achievement.

Since 1954, WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the Appalachian mountain region.

Dr. Timothy J. Smith elected to the UNC Press Board of Governors

BOONE—Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has been elected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to serve on the 19-member UNC Press Board of Governors. The UNC Press is the publishing arm of the UNC system and the Press Board of Governors is charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the Press.

CIDA reaffirms Interior Design program accreditation

BOONE—The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), a non-profit organization that accredits post-secondary design programs in the United States and Canada, has reaffirmed accreditation of the Appalachian State University interior design program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. As one of just six accredited interior design programs in the state, the reaffirmation means that the program meets quality standards recognized by the profession.

Jones named director of student financial aid at Appalachian

BOONE—Anthony P. Jones of Seven Devils has been named director of student financial aid at Appalachian State University effective April 1. Lori Townsend, who has served as interim director of financial aid since January 2015, will return to her position as senior associate director of financial aid.

Appalachian senior wins jazz competition at Texas State Trombone Symposium

BOONE—A two-day trip to the Texas State Trombone Symposium and four hours of practice a day paid off for Appalachian State University senior Grant Smith.

The performance major from Charlotte won the Rath Jazz Trombone Competition held as part of the symposium.