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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

ECRS scholarships awarded to Appalachian students

BOONE—Bryce Cloniger of Davidson County and Evangeline Luciano of Dare County are the first recipients of the ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science. They will receive a $4,000 a year scholarship plus $500 a year for educational and research materials. The scholarship is renewable based on the students’ satisfactory academic performance.

Bathanti named the Charles George VA Medical Center Writer-in-Residence

BOONE—Joseph Bathanti has been named the Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) Writer-in-Residence in an innovative program in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Asheville. The program is funded by a North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina Humanities Council grant.

Sonyé Randolph joins Appalachian’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

BOONE—Following a national search, Sonyé Randolph has been hired to serve as Appalachian State University’s first full-time Equal Opportunity/Title IX investigator in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC). She began her duties Jan. 19.

New staff members join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Four individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Christopher Lytle, director of education abroad within OIED; Mark Hagen, assistant director of education abroad; Karen Marshall, assistant director of international student and scholar services and outreach; and Amanda Harvey, office manager.

Appalachian receives $150,000 grant to implement the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute

BOONE–Appalachian State University has received a $150,000 grant from The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to implement a six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Institute on campus. The MWF Institute at Appalachian will be focused on civic leadership for 25 young leaders from several African countries. It will be held June 17–30.

Visiting filmmaker screens award-winning documentary Feb. 16

BOONE— Filmmaker Chad Stevens will screen his award-winning documentary “Overburden” Feb. 16 at Appalachian State University. The presentation is part of the Sustainability Film Series on campus. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Theater. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Annual 3-minute thesis competition packs a lot of science into a short time

BOONE—Could you explain your master’s level thesis or research in just three minutes? That’s what 16 students in Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies each did recently.

Bennett named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics

BOONE—Following an internal search, Dr. Nicole Bennett has been named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effect March 1.

RIEEE was established in 2008 to enhance opportunities for faculty and students whose research interests involve the environment, energy and economics and especially their intersections.

Winners of Coe and West scholarships announced

BOONE—The Department of English and the Creative Writing Concentration at Appalachian State University have announced the winners of scholarships awarded for prose and poetry.