Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive
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.
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.
BOONE—Appalachian State University student Kasia Sweeny of Hamilton, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s chapter of Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society recently inducted the largest group of students since its formation in 2010. In March, 380 students were invited to join Tau Sigma, just slightly below 25 percent of all students transferring to Appalachian in 2015, and 128 students accepted membership – more than twice as many as in 2015.
BOONE—Appalachian State University professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver has received the 2016 Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) award for outstanding achievement.
Since 1954, WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the Appalachian mountain region.