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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Fleming Scholarship awarded to Boyd, Gordon and Henderson

BOONE—The inaugural Willie C. Fleming Scholarship has been awarded to three freshmen at Appalachian State University.

They are Troy Boyd of Stanley, Latanya Gordon of Fayetteville and Jasmine Henderson of Charlotte. Each has received a $1,000 scholarship.

Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection

BOONE—Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne haunted Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s creative thoughts for more than a dozen years.

A poet and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English, Kirkpatrick had long wanted to write about Gonne, who was a muse to William Butler Yeats, but she was uncertain of the creative device – such as lyric or dramatic monologue – that she wanted to use.

Zackary Vernon receives first Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

BOONE—Zackary Vernon, a new faculty member at Appalachian State University, is the winner of the premiere Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize for his essay titled “Boone Summer: Adventures of a Bad Environmentalist.” Vernon will receive a cash prize and his essay will be published in the 25th issue of the North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) in 2016.

Moore receives AAUP Chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Michael Moore, an emeritus professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, has received the 2015 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Employees receive Staff Award from Appalachian

BOONE—Four employees at Appalachian State University have received a Staff Award for 2015 for their service to the university. The employees who were honored during convocation Sept. 3 are Sandi Jones, Russell Paige, Lynn Patterson and Tracey Tardiff.

Appalachian maintains top positions in U.S. News & World Report rankings

BOONE—Appalachian State University has once again received top honors in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings related to the university’s academics, cost, retention and graduation rates, value and other factors.

Plemmons Medallion presented to Marquie, Deloglos, Boya and Cole

BOONE—Four individuals known for their service to others have received the W.H. Plemmons Medallion from Appalachian State University. The 2015 honorees are May graduates Merrick Marquie and Zoe Deloglos, faculty member Unal Boya and chief legal officer Dayton Cole.

Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2015 list of greenest colleges and universities

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2015 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 153 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Sierra magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club.

M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian receives AAAHC reaccreditation

BOONE—M.S. Shook Student Health Service at Appalachian State University has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes the campus health clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external evaluation process.