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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Five Appalachian students are semi-finalists for Fulbright Scholars program

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) announces five out of eight Appalachian students who applied for Fulbright Awards were chosen as semi-finalists for the 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. All of Appalachian’s semi-finalists are students from North Carolina:

Appalachian’s Enharmonix, an a cappella vocal ensemble, advances to the south semifinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Enharmonix, a vocal ensemble of students from Appalachian State University, has advanced to the south semifinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA), which will be March 11 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

LendEDU ranks Appalachian among its ‘30 Best Colleges for Outdoor Sports and Recreation’

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University is among LendEDU’s “30 Best Colleges for Outdoor Sports and Recreation” for 2017.

Appalachian design students take home awards at international competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Four seniors enrolled in the Department of Applied Design’s Interior Design Program at Appalachian State University have received top honors in the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) 2016 Student Design Competition.

Appalachian’s Alternative Service Experience among nation’s top 10 higher education institutions for number of programs

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s student-led Alternative Service Experience (ASE) program has been ranked 10th in the nation for the number of alternative break programs it offered in 2015-16. The rankings were compiled by Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs.

The North Carolina Theatre Conference to honor Appalachian with its College/University Award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received the 2016 College/University Award of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), a Greensboro-based service organization for student, community and professional theatre across the state. The award will be presented Feb. 24 on Appalachian’s campus.

Appalachian graduate assistant advances bike-friendly campus, is instrumental in earning Bike Friendly University Award℠

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs graduate assistant Chris Bartram was given his first bike, a spray-painted hand-me-down, when he was 5 years old.

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation. And, she has had the privilege of working for both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton.

Sparks receives honorary degree from Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Among those receiving degrees from Appalachian State University during its Fall Commencement on Dec. 10, 2016, was Richard G. Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Sparks, a two-time graduate of Appalachian who holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management (1976) and an MBA (1978), is now a recipient of the university’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.