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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Raichle named interim chair of the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Dr. Brian Raichle will act as interim chair of the Appalachian State University Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment beginning in July. Raichle, who had been assistant chair and professor in the department, replaces Chad Everhart.

Appalachian alumna named N.C. French Teacher of the Year

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Laura Parker, a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts program in romance languages, was recently named the North Carolina French Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (NC-AATF). Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Lawndale.

Walker College of Business faculty awarded professorships

BOONE—Walker College of Business faculty Pete Groothuis, William M. Baker, Chris McNeil, Pia Albinsson, Dana Clark, Dave McEvoy and Joseph Cazier have been awarded professorships at Appalachian State University.

Third student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad

BOONE—Three Appalachian State University students are among the recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Economics professor awarded grant for socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden

BOONE—Dr. John Whitehead, professor and chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been awarded $95,303 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to conduct a socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries.

Forte named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian

BOONE—Following a national search, Paul Forte has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian State University. Forte previously served as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will begin working at Appalachian on August 1, 2016.

Five individuals receive Walker College of Business’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence

BOONE—Four Appalachian State University faculty members and one staff member in the Walker College of Business have received the college’s 2016 Sywassink Award for Excellence.

First Appalachian cohort of Wake Forest physician assistant students graduate

BOONE—The inaugural class of the Boone cohort of Wake Forest School of Medicine physician assistant (PA) students graduated with Master of Medical Sciences degrees during a ceremony in Winston Salem May 14. The cohort launched in June 2014 and marked the first class of Wake Forest PA students to study on the Appalachian State University campus.

Rheingans named chair of Sustainable Development at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning in July. Rheingans will replace Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, who is retiring after six years with the department.