Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

Initially endowed by a generous gift from Hughlene and Bill Frank, The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate and graduate experience and support faculty teaching, research and engagement. Typical past awards range from $100 up to $2,000. These are university funds and all use of the money must comply with university spending guidelines and follow standard university policies and procedures. Note that the SAFE funds are intended to be supplementary and it is expected that you pursue other sources of funding before applying.

Faculty SAFE funds support:

  • Publication support for faculty
  • Support for outside speakers for lectures, class discussions and workshops
  • Purchase of research equipment/supplies/research participant incentives to be used by our students and faculty
  • Travel to archives or other research sites
  • Registration fees for professional development workshops

Travel to conferences will NOT be supported for faculty

Student SAFE funds support:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student travel to present at professional workshops
  • Purchase of research equipment/supplies/research participant incentives to be used by our students and faculty
  • Travel to archives or other research sites

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences provides two funding cycles. Applications for the Fall semester are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday of October. Applications for the Spring semester are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday of February. Faculty and students may only receive SAFE funds once per academic year.

Please contact Dru Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu) with any questions.

Faculty Application Form - via InfoReady Review Software

Student Application Form - via InfoReady Review Software

Fall 2017 SAFE Fund Recipients: 

Faculty:

Dr. Kevin Mullinix & Dr. Ellen KeyGovernment and Justice Studies
Dr. Colin RamseyEnglish
Dr. Darci GardnerLanguages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. James DennistonPsychology
Dr. Cameron GokeeAnthropology
Dr. Andrew MonroePsychology
Dr. Beverly MoserLanguages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Jessica MartellEnglish

 

Students:

Samuel MigirditchUndergraduatePhysics and Astronomy
Nathaniel ScottUndergraduatePhysics and Astronomy
Austin DeansUndergraduateGeological and Environmental Sciences
Yanelis DelgadoUndergraduateGeological and Environmental Sciences
Ricki Draper, Christian Huerta, Azariah Conerly & Hannah GillespieUndergraduateAnthropology
Samantha HunterGraduateEnglish
Laura JohnstonGraduateAppalachian Studies
Patrick KirkUndergraduateEnglish
Corey MagaldinoGraduatePsychology
Holland McLeanUndergraduateCollege of Arts and Sciences
Michael PaolinoGraduatePhysics and Astronomy
Jennifer PilotosGraduateBiology
Cassandra SmithGraduatePsychology
Margaret SmithUndergraduateBiology
Andrea SuarezGraduateEnglish
Laura ThompsonGraduateGeography and Planning
Carrie WilsonGraduateEnglish
Jake BokorneyGraduatePhysics and Astronomy
Nickolas BrandUndergraduateGeological and Environmental Sciences
Madelyn KittleUndergraduateEnglish
Lauren AndersenGraduateGeography and Planning
Anne SorrellGraduatePsychology
William Wyland & Sawyer HuntUndergraduateChemistry


Summer 2017 SAFE Fund Recipients:

FACULTY           

STUDENT

DEPARTMENT           

Dr. Nathan MowaBrianna TateBiology
Dr. Michael MadritchRichard HumBiology
 Lillian CulverBiology
Dr. Mary KinkelKitt FranseBiology
Dr. Andrew BellemerRebeccah StewartBiology
Dr. Khadija FouadKathryn Lee GrayBiology
Dr. Matthew EstepAlyssa PhillipsBiology
Dr. Michael OpataMargaret SmithBiology
Dr. Darren SealsDalton SaundersBiology
Dr. Jennifer GeibIsabel SullivanBiology
Dr. Brooke ChristianNicolas BenoitChemistry
Dr. Lauren WoodsJack GriffinChemistry
 Jose SalazarChemistry
Dr. Dieter WeberJason WiltChemistry
 Garrett ClarkChemistry
 Coltin GreerChemistry
Dr. Nicholas ShawAmber WoodingtonChemistry
 Lyndsay RichardChemistry
 Simon EverettChemistry
 Cassidy ChapmanChemistry
Dr. Clark MadduxJulia ZaleskiCultural, Gender and Global Studies
Dr. Ellen LamontSophia KahnGender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Margaret SuggLauren ThompsonGeography and Planning
 Lauren AndersonGeography and Planning
Dr. Jeff ColbyZeb SandersGeography and Planning
Dr. Jessica MitchellMegan MeloneyGeography and Planning
Dr. Andrew HeckertAmanda HendrixGeological and Environmental Sciences
 Nickolas BrandGeological and Environmental Sciences
 Austin DeansGeological and Environmental Sciences
 Yanelis DelgadoGeological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. William AndersonEmily FeddersGeological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Ellen CowanJacob PrattGeological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Patricia MitchellSavannah GarlandGovernment and Justice Studies
Dr. Catherine MarcumPhillip WeinerGovernment and Justice Studies 
Dr. Tatyana RusevaErin BishopGovernment and Justice Studies
 Kayla YoungGovernment and Justice Studies
Dr. Elicka SparksIan SkinnerGovernment and Justice Studies
Dr. Nancy Sue LoveRyan DovelGovernment and Justice Studies

Dr. Kathryn Farley &

Dr. Robert Eskridge

Telana PoeGovernment and Justice Studies
Dr. Jeffrey BortzChris GentryHistory
Dr. Catherine FountainJudson MacDonaldLanguages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Beverly Moser Morgan PrinceLanguages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Lori TylerKelsey ThomasMathematical Sciences
Dr. Rene SalinasKatherine Spell Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Joel SanquiJacob Holman Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Randall ReedKaitlyn ReynoldsPhilosophy and Religion
Dr. Scott ThomasJohn MackallPhysics and Astronomy
Dr. Brooke HesterBrandon BuchananPhysics and Astronomy
 Scott HancockPhysics and Astronomy
 Hunter FletcherPhysics and Astronomy
 Jeff MillerPhysics and Astronomy
 Greg RappPhysics and Astronomy
Dr. Courtney McGaheeDaniel EverhartPhysics and Astronomy
Dr. David SitarEllie PrimPhysics and Astronomy
Dr, Ken SteeleAndrew GravesPsychology
 Corey MagaldinoPsychology
Dr. Kurt MichaelElizabeth CappsPsychology
Dr. Amy GallowayHadley BrochuPsychology
 Jordan HamiltonPsychology
Dr. Robyn KondradMegan NorrisPsychology
Dr. Mary BallardMegan KornhauserPsychology
Dr. stef shusterVeronica HammSociology

 

Spring 2017 SAFE Fund Recipients :

Faculty:

Dr. Diane MinesDept. of Anthropology
Dr. Brooke ChristianDept. of Chemistry
Dr. Libby PuckettDept. of Chemistry
Dr. Nicholas ShawDept. of Chemistry
Dr. Sushmita ChatterjeeDept. of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
Dr. Kirsten ClemensDept. of English
Dr. Olga MenagarishviliDept. of English
Dr. Cole EdwardsDept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Aleksander LustDept. of Government and Justice Studies
Dr. Courtney McGaheeDept. of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Chris ThaxtonDept. of Physics and Astronomy

Students:

Ellie WrightUndergraduateDept.  of Anthropology
Jackson GordonUndergraduateDept. of Chemistry
Samantha SteylUndergraduateDept. of Chemistry 
Thomas Albert YoungUndergraduateDept. of English
Charles ClarkeUndergraduateDept. of History
Michael PaolinoGraduateDept. of Physics and Astronomy
Brandon SchwartzUndergraduateDept. of Physics and Astronomy
Heather EdwardsUndergraduateDept. of Psychology
Anna ReevesUndergraduateDept. of Psychology
Grayson BodenheimerUndergraduateDept. of Sociology
Gabrielle TimbrookUndergraduateDept. of Sociology
Sarah "Kip" McMillanUndergraduateSpanish


Fall 2016 SAFE Fund Recipients:

Faculty:

Dr.  Phillip Ardoin

Dept. of  Government and Justice Studies

Dr.  James Sherman

Dept. of  Physics and Astronomy

Dr.  Megen Culpepper

Dept. of  Chemistry

Dr.  Darci Gardner

Dept. of  Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Dr.  Lindsay Masland

Dept. of  Psychology

Dr.  Jean-Francois Fournier

Dept. of  Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Dr.  Carla Ramsdell

Dept. of  Physics and Astronomy

Dr.  Steve Hageman

Dept. of  Geology

Dr.  Shea Tuberty

Dept. of  Biology

Dr.  Amanda Romjue

Dept. of  Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Dr.  Twila Wingrove

Dept. of  Psychology

Dr.  Andrew Heckert

Dept. of  Geology

Dr.  Cece Conway

Dept. of  English

Dr.  Margaret Mae Sugg

Dept. of  Geography and Planning

Dr.  Jessica Blackburn

Dept. of  English

Dr.  Daniel Caton

Dept. of  Physics and Astronomy

Dr.  Kurt Michael

Dept. of  Psychology

Dr.  Andrew Bellemer

Dept. of  Biology

Dr.  Cameron Lippard

Dept. of  Sociology

Students:

Heather Batchelder

Graduate

Dept. of Clinical Psychology MA/Psychology

Nickolas Brand

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Austin Deans

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Yanelis Delgado

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Ciera Ferrone

Graduate

Dept. of Psychology

Christian Gentry

Undergraduate

Dept. of Government and Justice Studies

Jack Griffin

Undergraduate

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Amanda Hendrix

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Devin Hoffman

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Kerry C. Kelso

Graduate

Dept. of Psychology

Brittany Kirschner

Graduate

Dept. of Psychology

Hannah Krueger

Undergraduate

Dept. of Geology

Jose Salazar

Undergraduate

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

James Donald Seward III

Graduate

Dept. of Biology

Hillary Stevens

Undergraduate

Dept. of Political Science

Kendall Tavares

Undergraduate

Dept. of Biology