Section Navigation



Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian assistant professor Alice P. Wright recognized by archaeology association, leads collaborative, interdisciplinary research team

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—“Being named one of two of the most promising young scholars in your field is very humbling,” Alice P. Wright, assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, said. “Now I have to prove them right.”

Wright, who is 30 years old, was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at the October 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Appalachian’s Morgan Batley wins national design award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Morgan Batley, a senior graphic arts and imaging technology major from Mooresville, won a top prize in the 2016 Student Packaging Design Competition of the AICC, the Independent Packaging Association.

Appalachian named one of Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2016 Edition

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University is one of 361 colleges and universities across the nation included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition.

Appalachian State University named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools list

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

Environmental science major Tara Early creates prize-winning research poster, is honored by SETAC

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Tara Early of Morehead City just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She is now applying to graduate schools, and her experiences as a researcher at Appalachian have helped make her a strong candidate for some of the best doctoral-level toxicology labs and programs in the country.

Appalachian graduates encouraged to serve their communities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Making a positive difference in the lives of others was a recurring theme in the remarks made at Appalachian State University’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 10. 1,205 undergraduate students and 191 graduate students received degrees during the ceremonies.

Ball named director of sustainability at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Following a national search, Dr. Lee F. Ball Jr. has been named director of sustainability at Appalachian State University. Ball has held the position on an interim basis since June 2015.

Appalachian economics students place first in regional and district College Fed Challenge, earn honorable mention in finals

By Haley Childers and Dr. Mark Stazicich

BOONE, N.C.—Economics students from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University received an honorable mention, as did Princeton University and University of Chicago, for their work in the 13th annual national College Fed Challenge. The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors announced the awards Dec. 1. The team placed first in their Regional and District competitions before moving on to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools: 2017 Edition”

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.”