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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

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.

New department chairs named in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Three faculty at Appalachian State University have been named chairs of their respective departments.

Iyer named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Lakshmi Iyer has been named program director of applied data analytics at Appalachian State University.

One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and alumna Megan Holt-Smith of Mount Airy have been chosen as recipients of Fulbright scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

Appalachian faculty member awarded prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Tricia Treacy, assistant professor of graphic design in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art, will attend the American Academy in Rome as part of a six-month design fellowship beginning this fall. Just 30 artists and scholars nationwide receive the competitive Rome Prize Fellowship annually.

Appalachian’s doctoral program accepted into prestigious Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has been accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of over 100 graduate schools of education working together to redesign professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of preK-20 education and the organizations that support it.

Appalachian to hold commencement ceremonies May 12-13

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Approximately 3,400 students will receive degrees during Appalachian State University’s commencement May 12-13. AppTV will sponsor a live stream of the events, which will be available at and on Appalachian’s Facebook page.