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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

The queen and king of Appalachian

BOONE—Jayna Duckenfield, left, was crowned homecoming queen and Michael Grimes was crowned homecoming king during halftime of the Mountaineer football game Oct. 11 at Appalachian State University’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Walker College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”

BOONE—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.” This honors the college as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the review.

Appalachian retains its military friendly school status

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be recognized as a military friendly school by Victory Media, which compiles the annual Military Friendly Schools list.

Adcock to lead Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Bradley T. Adcock of Cary has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess of Blowing Rock has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr. of Durham has been elected secretary.

Academic building at Appalachian named for the late John A. Garwood

BOONE—The four-story academic building at Appalachian State University formerly known as the CAP building on Rivers Street has been named for the late John A. Garwood of Wilkes County. The building houses the departments of chemistry, computer science and physics and astronomy.

Four staff members receive award for commitment to excellence

BOONE—The 2014 recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award have all shown they will go above and beyond to fulfill their commitment to Appalachian, their colleagues and their community.

Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.