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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Five individuals receive Walker College of Business’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence

BOONE—Four Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

First Appalachian cohort of Wake Forest physician assistant students graduate

BOONE—The inaugural class of the Boone cohort of Wake Forest School of Medicine physician assistant (PA) students graduated with Master of Medical Sciences degrees during a ceremony in Winston Salem May 14. The cohort launched in June 2014 and marked the first class of Wake Forest PA students to study on the Appalachian State University campus.

Rheingans named chair of Sustainable Development at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning in July. Rheingans will replace Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, who is retiring after six years with the department.

Appalachian students again take home top honors at SOURCE Awards

BOONE—Appalachian State University students Elizabeth Hundley, Megan Everhart and Kaitlyn Hutchens have been named SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in power management company Eaton’s 39th annual lighting design competition. This marks the third year in a row that a student from the university has taken home the top honor, and the second year that all three winners have been Appalachian students.

Industrial design student secures prestigious Adidas Design Academy apprenticeship

BOONE—Rider Evans, a 2016 graduate of Appalachian State University, competed against more than 2,000 students and recent graduates to become a footwear designer at the Adidas Design Academy in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He will spend two years perfecting the art of shoe design while learning best practices from senior designers in studios around the world.

Memorial Day is ‘day to give thanks’

BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.

Appalachian State University announces Wilson Scholars for 2016

BOONE—Six students have been selected to receive Appalachian State University’s Wilson Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship, which provides a full-ride education at Appalachian.

Student Joshua Whitehead wins Appalachian’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award

BOONE—Student Joshua Whitehead has been selected as the 2016-17 winner of Appalachian State University’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Appalachian’s Plemmons Student Union wins Excellence in Student Training award

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union has won the Excellence in Student Training Award from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).