Awards and Honors

Hannah Godfrey, an Appalachian senior psychology major from Cary, on a glacier during personal travel. Photo submitted

App State's Boren Scholar could ultimately bolster US security
Jul 18, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships recently announced Hannah Godfrey, a senior psychology major ...

Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing and the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian. Photo submitted

Joseph Bathanti wins Lee Smith Award for his literary contributions to Appalachian culture
Jul 17, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Joseph Bathanti — North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate (2012–14) — was recently honored with the Lee Smith ...

Appalachian senior Jordan Greene, a senior mathematics major with a concentration in statistics. Greene returned to college after more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State senior and former market analyst awarded NC Space Grant
Jul 16, 2019

After more than a decade in retail management and marketing analytics, Jordan Greene returned to college and shifted his focus to the skies. He enroll...

Students in the summer 2018 STARTALK Program at Appalachian practice tai chi with Tim Winecoff, an adjunct lecturer in the university’s Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, center in blue shirt. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

‘The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom’
Jun 28, 2019

This summer, 20 regional high school students will have the opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture without ever leaving the High Country ...

Dr. Amanda C. Howell, senior lecturer and chemistry lab coordinator in Appalachian’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is one of 12 educators across the nation to be recognized as Faculty Member of the Year by the Sun Belt Conference. Image provided by Appalachian State University Athletics

Sun Belt names App State’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell a 2019 Faculty Member of the Year
Jun 26, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Amanda C. Howell, along with 11 other educators in the Sun Belt Conference, was recognized Monday as the lea...

Student Teaching of the Year, Kenley Little with Dr. Rwany Sibaja, assistant professor in the Department of History and program director for history, social studies education; Dr. Neva Specht, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Tracie Salinas, professor in the Department of Mathematics and director of secondary teacher education & engagement ; Dr. Melba Spooner, dean of the Reich College of Education; and Dr. Monica Lambert, associate dean of the Reich College of Education and Office of Field Exp

Kenley Little Recognized as the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year
Jun 24, 2019

Kenley Little was named the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Spring 2019 commencement r...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in and assistant chair of Appalachian’s Department of Biology, far left, works with biology graduate students Grant Buckner, of Burnsville, center, and Cristina Sanders, of Taylorsville, to collect water samples from Boone Creek. Their water quality studies are among the many campus research and creative endeavors that address issues or concerns within the High Country area, benefitting the region while providing students with skills that are sought after from both employers and

Peterson’s recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
Jun 21, 2019

Whether you’re an aspiring geologist or a mountain biker, a budding archaeologist or a kayaker, Appalachian State University and its Blue Ridge Moun...

Gilman Scholarships student head shots

Four Appalachian Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study or Intern Abroad this Summer
Jun 18, 2019

Appalachian State University is pleased to announce that four students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Summer 2...

Aeron McConnell, of Asheville, is a junior double majoring in mathematics and physics. He was awarded the Walter C. Connolly Endowed Award for Physics and the George Dewey Bingham, D.D.S. Endowed Award for Mathematics. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Double major, double awards — Appalachian student earns honors in math and physics
Jun 11, 2019

Aeron McConnell, from Asheville, was awarded the Walter C. Connolly Endowed Award for Physics and the George Dewey Bingham, D.D.S. Endo...

this summer Snow is working with Dr. Smith behind the glass walls of the astronomy lab where museum visitors can see them work. She is most excited because, “When my little brothers come to the museum they will get to see me working!” photo submitted by Kara Snow.

Kara Snow shows how getting a head start in research pays off
Jun 10, 2019

Honors first year student Kara Snow from Raleigh, NC, has been selected as a North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Women in Science Scholar. ...