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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Rhododendron Society inducts Beasley, Rhinehart and Richards

BOONE—Three leaders in public education and in their communities are the latest inductees into The Rhododendron Society at Appalachian State University.

They are Chad S. Beasley of Mount Airy, Bill G. Rhinehart of Melville, New York, and T.R. Richards of Winston-Salem. They were honored July 25 during a ceremony on campus.

Alexis Pope appointed Appalachian’s director of admissions

BOONE—Alexis Pope will join Appalachian State University Aug. 3 as director of admissions. He replaces Lloyd Scott who will retire from the position at the end of July.

Honorary alumnus/a awards presented at Appalachian

BOONE—Six individuals with close ties to Appalachian State University have been named honorary alumni by the Appalachian Alumni Association. The recipients were honored July 17 during an event on campus.

Business faculty and staff honored for excellence in teaching, research and service

BOONE—Five Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2015 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

Student literary publication receives three national awards

BOONE—The spring 2015 edition of The Peel Literature & Arts Review won three national awards from the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Magazine Division. The awards will be presented Aug. 8 at the annual AEJMC conference, to be held in San Francisco, California.

Prisco appointed interim chair of Department of Applied Design

BOONE—Professor Richard Prisco has been appointed interim chair of the newly created Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University. The new department is a result of reorganization within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, which sought to increase opportunities for growth and concentrated focus in some of its most dynamic disciplines.

McCracken named director of Career Development and Economic Engagement

BOONE—Dr. Susan McCracken has been named director of career development and economic engagement at Appalachian State University effective Aug. 1.

Edwards appointed interim vice provost for faculty affairs

Dr. Susan L. Edwards has been appointed interim vice provost for faculty affairs at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Appalachian student is a finalist in the North American Printing Skills Competition

BOONE—Sunny Turner, a graphic arts and imaging technology undergraduate at Appalachian State University, has advanced into the final round of the North American Printing Skills Competition. The final round of competition will occur July 8 and be based at California Poly Technic Institute.