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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Environmental science major Tara Early creates prize-winning research poster, is honored by SETAC

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Tara Early of Morehead City just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She is now applying to graduate schools, and her experiences as a researcher at Appalachian have helped make her a strong candidate for some of the best doctoral-level toxicology labs and programs in the country.

Appalachian graduates encouraged to serve their communities

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Making a positive difference in the lives of others was a recurring theme in the remarks made at Appalachian State University’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 10. 1,205 undergraduate students and 191 graduate students received degrees during the ceremonies.

Ball named director of sustainability at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Following a national search, Dr. Lee F. Ball Jr. has been named director of sustainability at Appalachian State University. Ball has held the position on an interim basis since June 2015.

Appalachian economics students place first in regional and district College Fed Challenge, earn honorable mention in finals

By Haley Childers and Dr. Mark Stazicich

BOONE, N.C.—Economics students from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University received an honorable mention, as did Princeton University and University of Chicago, for their work in the 13th annual national College Fed Challenge. The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors announced the awards Dec. 1. The team placed first in their Regional and District competitions before moving on to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 294 Business Schools: 2017 Edition”

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.”

Appalachian State University furniture design students named ‘Rising Stars’ by professional association

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Nicole Long and Ellis Frederick, both seniors in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, were recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Fourteen awards were presented to students from across the Carolinas on Nov. 9 at the annual Night of Luminaries event in High Point.

Appalachian State University alumna and social entrepreneur Sarah Freed honored by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Second Annual Influential Leaders Challenge recognizes 30 change makers and business pioneers driving positive change in the communities they serve

By Haley Childers

Appalachian included in Sierra magazine’s 2016 list of greenest colleges and universities

By University Communications

BOONE—Sierra magazine has released its 2016 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 201 “greenest” colleges and universities.

Gifts in memory of artist Cathy Parlier Walling fund visiting artists and renovations at Appalachian State University

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Luke Walling, founder of Temprano Techvestors in Newton, has established two new funds to support Appalachian State University’s Department of Art. The Cathy P. Walling Visiting Artist Endowment will honor the memory of his late mother, a 1978 Appalachian graduate, lifelong painter and clay artist. Additionally, Walling has provided support for the Wey Hall Renovation Fund with the goal of raising $1 million to improve the current facilities.