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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian State University ranks third among U.S. News and World Report’s Top Public Regional Universities in the South

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to excel in U.S. News and World Report rankings. Among the 2017 Best Colleges rankings, the university climbed in rank from 10th to ninth in the magazine’s category of Best Regional Universities in the South and ranked third in the category of Top Public Regional Universities in the South.

Reck receives AAUP Chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Gregory G. Reck, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has received the 2016 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program graduates inaugural class, starts with 14 more participants for 2016-17

By University Communications

BOONE—Last spring, the Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) graduated its inaugural class of nine participants. The program, which is led by Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Sue Edwards, provides development opportunities for department chairs, assistant chairs and academic administrators, preparing them for leadership and management roles at Appalachian and beyond.

Dr. Sam Formby talks about his new role as WCOB associate dean, and why students should study business at Appalachian

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, Dr. Sam Formby assumed a new role as associate dean for undergraduate programs and administration in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB). Formby, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, joined the WCOB in 2011.

Six faculty excellence award winners recognized

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Six members of Appalachian State University’s faculty were honored with excellence in teaching awards at the university’s opening meeting for faculty and staff for the fall semester. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell Kruger recognized the recipients Friday, Aug. 26, at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on Appalachian’s campus.

Appalachian staff members recognized for dedication, excellence

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—During Appalachian State University’s opening meeting for faculty and staff for the fall semester on Friday, Aug. 26, four members of the university’s staff were recognized with awards recognizing their exemplary service, commitment, collegiality and leadership to the university community.

Five additional scholars receive prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, increasing Appalachian’s number of Gilman Scholars to eight

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE—Five additional Appalachian State University students who are studying abroad during the fall 2016/academic year 2016-17 received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, bringing the total number of Appalachian students who received the Benjamin Gilman scholarship this academic year to eight.

Everts names special assistant for athletics compliance

BOONE—Following a national search, James Bandy has been named special assistant to the chancellor for athletics compliance. He will begin working at Appalachian State University on Sept. 19. Bandy will replace Jonathan Reeder, who is assuming a new role as interim senior associate athletic director.

Michael McNally named director of North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies

BOONE—The North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) has hired Michael McNally as its new director. The center’s 55,000 square-foot facility, located in Hickory, provides facilities for applied research in engineering-related fields and serves as a conduit to baccalaureate education delivered by institutions in the the University of North Carolina system.