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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian design students take home awards at international competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Four seniors enrolled in the Department of Applied Design’s Interior Design Program at Appalachian State University have received top honors in the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) 2016 Student Design Competition.

Appalachian’s Alternative Service Experience among nation’s top 10 higher education institutions for number of programs

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s student-led Alternative Service Experience (ASE) program has been ranked 10th in the nation for the number of alternative break programs it offered in 2015-16. The rankings were compiled by Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs.

The North Carolina Theatre Conference to honor Appalachian with its College/University Award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received the 2016 College/University Award of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), a Greensboro-based service organization for student, community and professional theatre across the state. The award will be presented Feb. 24 on Appalachian’s campus.

Appalachian graduate assistant advances bike-friendly campus, is instrumental in earning Bike Friendly University Award℠

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs graduate assistant Chris Bartram was given his first bike, a spray-painted hand-me-down, when he was 5 years old.

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation. And, she has had the privilege of working for both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton.

Sparks receives honorary degree from Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Among those receiving degrees from Appalachian State University during its Fall Commencement on Dec. 10, 2016, was Richard G. Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Sparks, a two-time graduate of Appalachian who holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management (1976) and an MBA (1978), is now a recipient of the university’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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.