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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Robertson named a Boone Optimist Club officer of the year

BOONE—The Boone Optimist Club has awarded its Police Officer of the Year Award to senior police officer James H. Robertson from the Appalachian State University Police Department. This year, the club honored one officer from each of the law enforcement agencies within the Town of Boone.

Anastasiou appointed executive director of Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Dr. Maria Anastasiou has been named executive director of the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. Anastasiou came to Appalachian in June 2014 as director of international student and scholar services and outreach in OIED. She was appointed OIED executive director April 1.

More than 2,600 receive degrees during Appalachian’s May ceremonies

BOONE—A sea of black robes, mortar boards and gold tassels filled Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center for commencement ceremonies held May 8-10 on campus.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO Brad Wilson receives honorary doctorate from Appalachian

BOONE—Forty years after earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Appalachian State University, J. Bradley Wilson of Raleigh has received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from his alma mater.

Appalachian’s ROTC program commissions 19 new officers

BOONE—Nineteen Appalachian State University graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants during a ceremony held May 8 in Valborg Theatre on campus.

Four high school seniors receive full-ride Wilson Scholarship to attend Appalachian

BOONE—Four high school seniors have been selected to receive Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious full-ride, merit-based scholarship.

Stanley receives Durham Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Jan P. Stanley, director of the James Center for Appalachian Educators in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, has received the Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award for 2015.

A tree grows for Mary

Student members of Tri Beta Biology Honors Society and the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University have planted two trees on campus in honor of their former biology professor, Dr. Mary Connell. Connell, who taught at Appalachian, died unexpectedly in December 2014. “Dr. Connell dedicated 40 years of her life to the advancement of Appalachian students.

Student’s love of television news nets him a $10,000 prize

BOONE—Appalachian State University freshman Tyler Hardin is this year’s winner of the Fox News Channel College Challenge Contest, a nationwide contest where students submit news stories for consideration.