Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Commemoration of Integration ceremony Oct. 2 will be available for view at http://streaming.appstate.edu/commemoration. The stream will begin at 12:30 p.m.
The ceremony, to be held in the Holmes Convocation Center, is designed to inform, educate and provide deserved recognition and acknowledgement to the historic integration at Appalachian The program will honor former students and faculty who played a role during this time.
Recently appointed and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees took the oath of office Sept. 25 during the quarterly meeting of the board. They are D. Kenan Smith of Salisbury, far left, Student Body President Carson Rich, Robert C. Hatley of Cary, Susan M. Branch of Charlotte, John M. Blackburn of Linville, Jimmy Barnes of Raleigh and George M. Baldwin of Charlotte. All will serve four-year terms except Rich who serves a one-year term as SGA president. (Photo by Marie Freeman)
BOONE—Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne haunted Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s creative thoughts for more than a dozen years.
A poet and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English, Kirkpatrick had long wanted to write about Gonne, who was a muse to William Butler Yeats, but she was uncertain of the creative device – such as lyric or dramatic monologue – that she wanted to use.
BOONE—Zackary Vernon, a new faculty member at Appalachian State University, is the winner of the premiere Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize for his essay titled “Boone Summer: Adventures of a Bad Environmentalist.” Vernon will receive a cash prize and his essay will be published in the 25th issue of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) in 2016.