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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appointments to Appalachian’s Board of Trustees announced

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The UNC Board of Governors has made one new appointment and reappointed three members to Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees. Returning are M. Lee Barnes, Jr. of Durham, Charles Murray of Winston Salem and Carole Wilson of Raleigh. E. Bonnie Schaefer, owner of Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock and former co-CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc., is the new member. Each will serve four-year terms beginning July 1.

Stephenson named director of public safety and chief of police at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—Andy Stephenson has accepted the position of director of public safety and chief of police in the Office of Business Affairs at Appalachian State University, effective June 19. Stephenson joins Appalachian from Indiana University (IU), where he served as captain with oversight of all divisions within the police department.

10 incoming freshmen receive prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship at Appalachian

By Grace Bowling

BOONE, N.C.—Ten incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have been awarded the coveted Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

Raichle named chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Brian Raichle has been named chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment after serving as interim chair for the 2016-17 year. His appointment was effective March 1.

Commencement remarks at Appalachian focus on possibilities, overcoming obstacles and appreciation

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s six commencement ceremonies began Friday, May 12, with Chancellor Sheri N. Everts praising the “achievements of our students as they leave Appalachian prepared to make real and powerful differences in their communities and beyond.”

Student team places second in national Race to Zero Competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Team Appalachian [In]sight, a group of seven graduate and undergraduate students representing Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, placed second in the “Suburban Single-Family Housing” category at the fourth annual Race to Zero Competition. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was held at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado April 22-23.

Appalachian student receives coveted Celia Moh Scholarship

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—John Barton, a junior industrial design major at Appalachian State University, was awarded the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. This prestigious annual scholarship is awarded to just five students nationally and includes full tuition, room, board, books and fees for Barton’s senior year.

Team of Appalachian students wins international Phoenix Challenge competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Five students in the Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art took home top honors for the first time in the annual Phoenix Challenge competition, hosted at the Flexographic Technical Association Forum in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 29.

Four Appalachian professors and one instructor have received the 2017 Reich College of Education Outstanding Faculty Awards

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Five Appalachian State University faculty members in the Reich College of Education have received the college’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards.