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Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Meador named chair of Appalachian’s Department of Art

BOONE—Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Appalachian professor part of NSF research team studying Earth’s biological biodiversity

BOONE—Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. The goal of the decade-long NSF program is to transform how Earth’s biological diversity is described and understood by the year 2020.

Miller to serve as College of Fine and Applied Arts’ director of strategic initiatives

BOONE—Professor Ray Miller will join the College of Fine and Applied Arts dean’s staff at Appalachian State University as director of strategic initiatives. The appointment begins July 1.

Robin Groce named interim dean of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education

BOONE—Associate Professor Robin Groce has been named interim dean of the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Her appointment is effective July 1.

Appalachian receives $183,000 grant to train international science and English teachers

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $183,000 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program grant to implement a training program designed to enhance the capacity of 20 teachers representing 17 countries to teach science and English. The program will run from Sept. 19 through Nov. 3.

Appalachian Medallion presented to university’s first couple

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s first couple, Chancellor Kenneth E. and Mrs. Rosanne Peacock, were honored recently by Appalachian’s Alumni Association for their 31 years of service to the university.

Each was presented with the Appalachian Medallion, the highest honor conferred by the university, during the Alumni Association’s Awards Gala held June 7.

Bond receives Lewis R. Holding Award from NC Community Foundation

RALEIGH—Dr. Bettie Bond has received the Lewis R. Holding Philanthropic Leadership Award for 2014, according to Stuart Dorsett, chairman of the board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

STOP! DROP! & ROLL! 5K held July 5

BOONE—The Watauga County Firefighters Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Stop! Drop! And Roll! 5K run/walk Saturday, July 5. The fundraising event, open for all ages and fitness levels, will start at 8 a.m. at Boone Fire Department Station 2 located on State Farm Road.