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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

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.

Professorships honor three faculty in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business

By Haley Childers

BOONE—Business faculty Delbert Goff, Chris McNeil and Scott Hunsinger have been awarded professorships in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.

Appalachian ranks 3rd among master’s degree-granting institutions for study-abroad participation

By University Communications

BOONE—The strength of Appalachian State University’s study-abroad programs and student interest in global living and learning has placed the university near the top of rankings released Nov. 14 by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Appalachian State University earns highest overall sustainability ranking by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE—Appalachian State University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving the highest ranking overall, No. 1, among master’s institutions. The university also ranked No. 2 in the area of curriculum and No. 5 in buildings.

Appalachian State University marks Veterans Day with grand opening of Student Veteran Resource Center

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Appalachian State University, bolstering efforts to help veterans succeed in its classrooms and beyond, marked Veterans Day with the grand opening of the Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center.

Five new members join Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—Five new members have been elected to the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors: Stephanie Billings ’92 of Greensboro, Bryan Haas ’82 of Boone, Dr. Kimberly Jones Green ’98 ’01 of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Allen Lockwood Jr. ’93 of Charlotte, and Steven Price of Blowing Rock.

Ceremony recognizes Appalachian State University’s Willie C. Fleming Scholars

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—Seven Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship recipients were recognized at a ceremony Friday, Oct. 21, in the Solarium of the Plemmons Student Union – four of whom potentially will complete four years at Appalachian State University incurring no in-state tuition and fees.

Apex student Mary Rachel Silliman earns highest Sea Scouts award

By University Communications

BOONE—Mary Rachel Silliman from Apex, a senior majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, recently completed requirements for Quartermaster, the highest award in Sea Scouts, BSA.

Appalachian alumni from Boone, Salisbury and Charlotte honored Oct. 21

By: University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University presented alumni awards to four exceptional alumni at a luncheon held during the 2016 Homecoming celebrations on Oct. 21.

Susan M. Branch ’99 of Charlotte was awarded the university’s Young Alumni Award; the Outstanding Service Award was presented to D. Kenan Smith ’84 and E. Hayes Smith ’82 of Salisbury; and James M. Deal Jr. ’71 of Boone was granted the Distinguished Alumni Award.