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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

University lecturer explores nature’s phenomena in new book

BOONE—From Australia to Venezuela and points in-between, writer Leigh Ann Henion has chronicled some of nature’s wonders in her debut book “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World” published by Penguin Press on March 24.

Walker College of Business team wins N.C. CFA Institute Research Challenge

BOONE—Four students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business won the N.C. CFA Institute Research Challenge held in Greensboro, besting student teams from Elon University, N.C. State University and UNC Wilmington.

Gillin named director of athletics at Appalachian

BOONE—Following a national search, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts has named Douglas Gillin director of athletics at Appalachian State University. He will begin his new duties April 6.

Rawls named executive director of educational outreach and summer programs

BOONE—D. Terry Rawls will join Appalachian State University March 2 as executive director of educational outreach and summer programs. Rawls will be replacing Mary Englebert who retired in December 2014.

2015 rankings of public colleges released by The Business Journals

BOONE—The rankings keep rolling in for Appalachian State University and other N.C. schools. Recently The Business Journals, a division of American City Business Journals, published their top ranking of the nation’s 484 public colleges and universities.

Townley to compete in the National Trumpet Competition

BOONE—When Mitchell Townley was in fourth grade in Woodbine, Maryland, he decided to play trumpet in the elementary school’s band after his best friend also selected trumpet. While his classmate moved on to other pursuits, Townley stuck with his choice of instrument and continued to play throughout middle school after his family moved to Raleigh and at Wakefield High School, where he play in the marching band.

Concerto-aria competition winners perform Feb. 15

BOONE—Winners of the Hayes School of Music’s concerto-aria competition will perform with the Appalachian State University Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Feb. 15.

Appalachian’s student publications receive awards at national convention

BOONE—Members of the student publications The Peel Literature & Arts Review and The Appalachian at Appalachian State University received 12 awards at the fall 2014 National College Media Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Clements named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow

BOONE—Dr. J. Sid Clements of Boone has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Clements is a professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University.