Awards and Honors

Dr. Andy Heckert, professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, is pictured in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in September during his 2021–22 Fulbright experience. Photo by Iekraam Adams

Fossils offer App State Fulbright Scholar clues on ancient animal evolution
Dec 14, 2021

Millions of years and thousands of miles stand between Appalachian State University paleontologist Dr. Andy Heckert and new insights into the evolutionary path of Earth’s animals.

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Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, Department of History, photo submitted

Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda receives the I.G. Greer Distinguished Professorship in History
Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Jeremiah Kitunda, professor within Appalachian State University’s Department of History, has been chosen to receive the I.G.

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The late Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, left, and her late husband, William “Bill” Frank, were longtime friends and supporters of Appalachian State University. Their estate recently provided funding for approximately 75% tuition for 12 full-time App State students from North Carolina’s Piedmont region, where the Franks lived. Photo by Marie Freeman

Frank Scholars Program will support 12 full-time App State students each year
Oct 27, 2021

Twelve full-time Appalachian State University students from the state’s Piedmont region are beneficiaries of the Frank Scholars Program, funded by the late Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68 and William “Bill” Frank, who were longtime friends and supporters of App State.

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Left to right: Monique Eckerd, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Michael Dale, Interdisciplinary Studies; Dr. Marc Kissel, Anthropology; Joseph Bathanti, Interdisciplinary Studies/English; Dr. Tammy Wahpeconiah, English; Dr. Amanda Howell, Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences; Dr. Deborah Crocker, Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Kara Dempsey, Geography and Planning; Rick Elmore, Philosophy and Religion and Dr. Amy Dellinger Page, Sociology. Not pictured: Dr. Martha McCaughey, Sociology; Dr. Kyle Stevens, English

CAS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients 2020-21
Oct 21, 2021

Each year, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching or scholarly work. 

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Ellucian Foundation Announces 2021 PATH Scholarship Program

Ellucian Foundation supports PATH Scholarship program at App State
Aug 30, 2021

The Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by the higher education technology solutions provider Ellucian, has awarded Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences with $25,000 as a part of their 2021 ...

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Solar-powered ROSE glides by a wind farm during the first leg of the 2021 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

App State's Team Sunergy wins big in US solar racing challenge — No. 1 in Cruiser Class
Aug 13, 2021

Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, blazed through the 2021 American Solar Challenge (ASC) — finishing in first place for multiple-occupant vehicles (MOV), winning all three stages of the race from Missouri to New Mexico and clocking a total of 964.8 mile

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Edgar Villeda, senior and recipient of a Rachel Carson Council fellowship. Photo submitted.

Anthropology student awarded Rachel Carson Council Fellowship
Jul 19, 2021

Edgar Villeda, a senior majoring in Anthropology (BS) - biological anthropology from Selma, has been awarded a fellowship with the Rachel...

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Appalachian State University alumna and poet Dr. M. Soledad Caballero ’95, professor of English and chair of the women’s, gender and sexuality studies program at Allegheny College. Photo submitted

Alumna, professor and award-winning poet shares her Mountaineer journey
Jul 1, 2021

From her classes and poetry workshops at Appalachian State University, to campus green spaces and the many hours spent in Belk Library and Information Commons — every aspect of alumna Dr. M.

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Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology and member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group. Photo by Marie Freeman.

Sociology Professor joins Prestigious Writers Group
Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Martha McCaughey, professor in the Department of Sociology, has become a member of the Heterodox Academy's Writers Group, a nonprofit organization.

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