Awards and Honors

Dr. Suzanna Bräuer, professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, engages in research at the University of Eastern Finland during her first Fulbright assignment in Finland in 2015. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suzanna Bräuer

App State Fulbrighter Dr. Suzanna Bräuer explores microbes’ impact on climate change
Apr 8, 2021

Some of the Earth’s smallest creatures — namely archaea, a type of single-celled microorganism — may play a significant role in contributing to ...

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Tom Hansell wins Visual Art Residency Award
Apr 7, 2021

Professor of Appalachian Studies and Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services Tom Hansell has been awarded the 2021 McClure-Scanlin Visual ...

Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English, recipient of the 2020 Weatherford Award for poetry and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing. Photo submitted.

Professor awarded for book of poetry on Appalachia
Apr 6, 2021

Matthew Wimberley, adjunct professor, Department of English and soon to be the Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship of Creative Writing in fall 2...

The “Religion in Life” logo and photos of the show’s host, Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion and interim director of Appalachian Studies, and Jim Wallis, author and founder of Sojourners Magazine.

AppTV show “Religion in Life” receives second RCC Wilbur Award
Mar 31, 2021

The AppTV show, “Religion in Life,” hosted by Dr. Ozzie Ostwalt, professor of philosophy and religion and interim director of Appalachian Stu...

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Sociology Senior Isi Patterson Receives NCSA Himes Undergraduate Paper Award
Mar 26, 2021

The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Isi Patterson received the Himes Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Award for 202...

Dr. Cameron Lippard, professor and chair in the Department of Sociology and recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's (SSS) Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Cameron Lippard Receives the Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Sociological Society
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Cameron Lippard is the 2021 recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's (SSS) Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award. As noted...

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Dr. Katherine Ledford recognized with 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award
Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Katherine Ledford, professor in the University’s Appalachian studies program, received the 2020 Clark Medallion Book Award for her book titled&n...

Lucian Murray, a PandA member, leads a physics demonstration with liquid nitrogen at a Buildfest event. Photo submitted.

Physics and Astronomy Student Club Nationally Recognized
Mar 22, 2021

The Physics and Astronomy Club (PandA), a Society of Physics Students Chapter at Appalachian State University, has received two national awards this a...

Taylor Young a first-year Watauga Residential College student from Raleigh majoring in music therapy. Photo by Joey Rosado.

Freshman receives recognition in annual North Carolina Writers' Network Competition
Mar 11, 2021

Taylor Young, a freshman Watauga Residential College (WRC) student from Raleigh, was recently informed that her short fiction piece, titled “Remembr...

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Truman Capote Scholarship: Call for Submissions
Mar 2, 2021

Appalachian State University’s spring 2021-22 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing competition is accepting submissions in a...