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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Hankins’ first book garners Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Davis Hankins of Appalachian State University is one of 10 winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise this year. It is an international award given annually by the Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie (Research Center for International and Inter¬disciplinary Theology) to outstanding first books in theology and is a most prestigious award in the field of religious studies. He received this award for his work “The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence” (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

Alumni Daugherty and Rogers inducted into the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University alumni James Daugherty ’93 ’94 and Julia Kay “Kay” Rogers ’69 ’76 were inducted into the Rhododendron Society on July 21 at a brunch held on campus.

Gelber named AppTV general manager

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—After a national search, Robert Gelber has been named general manager of AppTV, Appalachian State University’s television station housed within the Department of Communication in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Gelber was hired as AppTV’s chief engineer in 2014 before assuming the interim general manager role in the spring of 2017, and began his official position with the station Aug. 1.

Appalachian awards 11 students Plemmons Scholarships for 2017-2018

By Tanner McGuire

BOONE, N.C.—Eleven first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Plemmons Leadership Scholarships. Plemmons Scholars have shown outstanding leadership in either their high schools or communities.

Appalachian’s Carson Rich ‘17 appointed UNC General Administration Presidential Scholar

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Carson Rich, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four recent University of North Carolina system graduates selected to serve University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) as a Presidential Scholar.

Communication faculty member receives Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dan “Vallie” Hill, practitioner-in-residence in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University and WASU-FM manager, was awarded the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) 2017 Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award in June at the annual awards luncheon in Durham. The award is given to North Carolina broadcasters who have demonstrated a commitment to public service in their communities.

Appalachian State solar vehicle places second in international track race

By Megan Hayes

AUSTIN, TX.—Solar-powered Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy took second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix after hundreds of hours of preparation and three days of intense strategy and track racing. The annual race, which took place this year on the Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, is an international collegiate endurance competition that sets the standards for and tests the limits of solar vehicle technology.

Foreman named vice chancellor and chief of staff at Appalachian State University

By Megan Hayes

BOONE, N.C.—Henry T. “Hank” Foreman was named vice chancellor and chief of staff for Appalachian State University on June 23.

Appalachian awards 10 students Diversity Scholarships for 2017-18

By Cameron Thomasson

BOONE, N.C.—Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.