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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian’s Dr. Tracy Wilson Smith receives 2017 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of 17 honored

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Tracy Wilson Smith, professor in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) at Appalachian State University, has been recognized by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors as among the most outstanding faculty, and is one of 17 recipients to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Ward named dean of libraries at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Dane Ward has been named dean of libraries at Appalachian State University effective Aug.1. Ward comes from Illinois State University, Normal, where he has served as dean of the Milner Library since 2014.

Specht named dean of Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Neva J. Specht has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences after a national search. She begins her duties May 1.

Brown named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—James J. “J.J.” Brown III has been named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian State University. He will begin the role on May 1, 2017.

Broyhill Fellows team wins regional research challenge

BOONE, N.C.—For the sixth year running, a team of students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has won the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge, sponsored by CFA Society North Carolina (Chartered Financial Analysts).

Cross-institutional research in physics and astronomy leads to best undergraduate student paper

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Hunter Stark, an Appalachian State University sophomore communication major from Charlotte, and James Howe, a Southwestern Community College senior and triple major in electronics, computer, and network engineering technology from Miami, Florida, have been awarded the best undergraduate student paper from the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Nicholson presented with H. Lewis Gaston Award by College News Association of the Carolinas

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Jane Nicholson of Boone was presented with the College News Association of the Carolinas’ (CNAC) H. Lewis Gaston Award for outstanding service March 6.

IlaSahai Prouty named associate dean of Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts

By Meghan McCandless

Boone, N.C.—IlaSahai Prouty, assistant professor in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University, has been named associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Prouty began her new role on Jan. 1.

Five Appalachian students are semi-finalists for Fulbright Scholars program

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) announces five out of eight Appalachian students who applied for Fulbright Awards were chosen as semi-finalists for the awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad. All of Appalachian’s semi-finalists are students from North Carolina: