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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Poole named dean of Appalachian’s graduate school

BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Max C. Poole has been named dean of the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School at Appalachian State University. He will begin his work at Appalachian in August.

Poole replaces Dr. Edelma Huntley who has served as dean of the graduate school since 2005 and is retiring at the end of June.

Maass named associate dean at Appalachian

BOONE—Kern Maass has been named associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. He replaces Dr. Gordon Hensley who served as interim associate dean for one year and will return to teaching full time in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Maass will assume his role in the dean’s office July 1.

Adcock and Petschauer receive honorary doctorates from Appalachian

BOONE—An Appalachian State University alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, and a professor emeritus from the Department of History were awarded honorary doctorates during May graduation ceremonies.

Advice from elementary school students to university chancellor offered to graduates

BOONE—More than 2,500 students graduating from Appalachian State University received life advice from the university’s chancellor, Watauga County elementary school students and a news co-anchor, or participated in a group sing-along during weekend commencement ceremonies.

Benfield named Boone Optimist Club Officer of the Year

BOONE—Sgt. Chris Benfield from the Appalachian State University Police Department has received the Boone Optimist Club’s Officer of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually by the Boone Optimist Club as part of Optimist International’s Respect for Law week, which has been held since 1965.

New Army officers begin their careers

BOONE—Six cadets in Appalachian State University’s ROTC program transitioned from students to second lieutenants during commissioning ceremonies held on campus.

Mills named American Council on Education Fellow

BOONE—Professor Suzi Mills from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.

Appalachian part of national competition that saved 3 million pounds of CO2 and 476,000 gallons of water

BOONE—Appalachian State University is among the 10 top universities recognized for energy reduction through the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 (CCN) contest.

Marty receives Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award

BOONE—Passionate, engaging and enthusiastic are terms that describe Paulette Marty’s approach to teaching.

An associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian, Marty is the 2014 recipient of the Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award.