Awards and Honors

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year.  Photos by University Communications.

10 aspiring leaders accepted into App State’s Diversity Scholars Program
Aug 14, 2019

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year. This four-year leade...

The 2019–20 recipients of the Chancellor’s Scholarship: Lela Arruza, of Apex; Sophie Columbia, of Durham; Capability “Cape” Dickerson, of Rutherfordton; Oliver Dunkin, of Satellite Beach, Florida; Alisa Duong, of Charlotte; Samantha “Sam” Froese, of Cary; Aidan Keaveney, of Durham; Amelia Rhodes, of Winston-Salem; Gabriela “Gigi” Upchurch, of Denton, Texas and Lily Vowels, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

10 first-year students receive Chancellor’s Scholarship at App State
Aug 8, 2019

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named Chancellor's Scholars for the 2019–20 academic year. The Chancellor’s...

Samuella B. Sigmann, senior lecturer, certified Chemical Hygiene Officer and chemistry stockroom director in Appalachian’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, is the 2019 recipient of a leadership award from the American Chemical Society for her contributions to the field of chemical health and safety. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Samuella B. Sigmann: 2019 Howard Fawcett Chemical Health and Safety Award
Aug 6, 2019

The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety (ACS CHAS) has announced Appalachian State University’s Samuella B. Sigmann ’...

Appalachian sophomore Kara Snow, an applied physics major with an emphasis in astrophysics, working in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Photo submitted

App State’s Kara Snow excels in internship at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Aug 5, 2019

Appalachian State University sophomore Kara Snow, of Raleigh, spent her childhood immersed in astronomy — from reading a glow-in-the-dark book on th...

Appalachian Alumna Lacy Martin outside her classroom at R. J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. photo submitted.

Alumna Lacy Martin: Homeless and hopeless to full of promise
Jul 22, 2019

Lacy Martin ‘18 definitely faced many challenges through her young adult life: from growing up in a single parent household, to the loss of a parent...

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...