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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Ready to lead: Appalachian students commissioned as military officers

BOONE—Thirteen cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants at a ceremony held May 13 on campus. The students are members of Appalachian State University’s Mountaineer Battalion, the Department of Military Science and Leadership’s ROTC program.

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris named dean of the Walker College of Business

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

New deans named in two colleges at Appalachian

BOONE—Two individuals have been selected for dean positions at Appalachian State University, beginning July 1. They are Phyllis Kloda, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Dr. Melba Spooner, Reich College of Education.

Phyllis Kloda named dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts

BOONE—Phyllis Kloda has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

Dr. Melba Spooner named dean of the Reich College of Education

BOONE—Dr. Melba Spooner has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

Sixty-one undergraduates participate in National Conference on Undergraduate Research

BOONE—Sixty-one Appalachian State University undergraduates representing 25 different academic departments presented their research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at UNC Asheville, April 7-9.

Appalachian alumnus David Furr nominated for Tony Award

BOONE—David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a 2016 Tony Award nominee for his performance in “Noises Off,” a Broadway comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. The most recent revival of Frayn’s play concluded a 13-week limited run on March 13 as part of the subscription series at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Furr starred as Garry Lejeune, a volatile actor with a stutter.

Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton awarded $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

BOONE—The Excellence in Education Foundation has awarded Appalachian State University junior geology major Devin K. Hoffman of Franklinton a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 252 undergraduate sophomores and juniors across the nation and three in North Carolina to receive the award this year.

Students share the stage with dozens of statewide theatres in collaborative “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days”

RALEIGH—Twenty current students and recent graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University participated in two different productions performed as part of the “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days” at the North Carolina Museum of History. Over a 118-hour period of non-stop, round-the-clock theatre, every one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed live in the sequential order of their writing.