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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Appalachian awards honorary bachelor’s degree to Lenoir resident Patricia Beane

BOONE—More than 50 years after enrolling in college, Lenoir resident Patricia Ferguson Beane now has a diploma. Beane received an honorary bachelor’s degree during Appalachian State University’s Celebration of Integration held Oct. 2 on campus.

Aiken, Dollar and Moretz honored by Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—Laura Aiken of Apex, N.C. Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary and Reba Moretz of Boone have been honored by the Appalachian Alumni Association at Appalachian State University for their distinguished careers and service to the university.

Rosenberg honored by Global Science and Technology Forum

BOONE—Professor Ed Rosenberg, director of Appalachian State University’s gerontology program, and two colleagues from Thailand were honored recently at the 5th annual Political Science, Sociology and International Relations Conference held in Bangkok.

Adcock, Roess and Barnes elected to positions on Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Bradley T. Adcock of Cary, Alice Roess of Blowing Rock have each been re-elected to one-year terms as officers of the board. Adcock will continue as chairman of the board and Roess was re-elected vice chair. Jimmy Barnes of Raleigh was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the board.

Commemoration of Integration will be streamed via the Internet

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Commemoration of Integration ceremony Oct. 2 will be available for view at 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.

A pledge to serve

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)

Fleming Scholarship awarded to Boyd, Gordon and Henderson

BOONE—The inaugural Willie C. Fleming Scholarship has been awarded to three freshmen at Appalachian State University.

They are Troy Boyd of Stanley, Latanya Gordon of Fayetteville and Jasmine Henderson of Charlotte. Each has received a $1,000 scholarship.

Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection

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.

Zackary Vernon receives first Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

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.