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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian 4th among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for study abroad

BOONE—The growing interest of students participating in study abroad at Appalachian State University has once again resulted in recognition by the International Institute of Education (IIE). In its 2014 Open Doors report, Appalachian is ranked 4th among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for the total number of students studying abroad in 2012-13, the year the rankings are based.

Alexander, Cook and Cummings join Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—J. Cantey Alexander III of Winston-Salem, Fairley Bell Cook of Raleigh and Edna W. Cummings of Rockville, Maryland, have been named members of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors. Each was appointed to a four-year term.

Specht named N.C. Humanities Council Board chairperson

GREENSBORO—Dr. Neva J. Specht of Deep Gap has been elected chair of the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She assumes leadership from Cynthia (Cindy) Brodhead of Durham, who served as chair from October 2012 to October 2014 and will continue as a council trustee for another year.

Bathanti receives the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry

BOONE—Former N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti was one of six North Carolina writers honored by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association during its annual meeting Nov. 7 at Tryon Palace History Education Center.

Harris receives Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award

BOONE—Dr. Al Harris, a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award from the Association of Information Technology Professionals Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG).

University retains National Weather Service’s StormReady® status

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s StormReady® certification has been renewed for three years by the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg, Va.

Veterans Day – a time to promote peace

BOONE—Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are known for their dedication to duty, bravery and sacrifices, whether they were deployed overseas or served in the U.S.

Appalachian selected for 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s longtime partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway and other National Park Service units has led to the university’s inclusion in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program (21CSC).

Appalachian included in Forbes’ ‘Top Colleges’ list

BOONE—Appalachian State University is ranked 78th in the South and 380th in the nation in the seventh annual edition of Forbes’ “Top Colleges 2014: Best Schools, Best Value, Best For You” list.