Awards and Honors

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo by Chase Reynolds

2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Richard Gray to ‘unite the sky’ through astronomical partnership with South Africa’s UFS
Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Richard Gray, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a grant through the Fu...

 total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fulbright Scholars and one as a Fulbright Administrator. Photos collage by University Communications.

App State receives record number of Fulbright awards for faculty
Nov 4, 2019

A total of seven Appalachian State University faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019–20 as a result of the 2018 Fulbright competition: six as Fu...

Image of person writing. Stock image for the Creative Writing Scholarship Competition fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Competition
Oct 31, 2019

This competition is for poetry and creative prose (fiction, script or screenplay, or creative nonfiction) and is open to full-time students of al...

Dr. Steve Hageman, professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Studies of Appalachian State University, recipient of the Geological Society of America Fellowship. Photo by University Communications.

Steve Hageman awarded a Geological Society of America Fellowship
Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Steve Hageman ProfessorDepartment of Geological and Environmental Studies GSA Fellowship Geological Society of America (GSA)Dr. Ste...

Senior Rhiannon Reed-Kelly, double majoring in Community and Regional Planning and Geography, with a minor in Sustainable Development pictured in Budapest, spring 2018. Photo submitted.

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly: Planning for positive impact in the future
Oct 28, 2019

Each year, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) bestows the Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Awards on communit...

Dr. Holly Hirst, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Dr. Timothy Smith, Department of Anthropology recognized for excellence in teaching 2018-19. Photos by University Communications.

7 App State faculty members recognized for teaching excellence
Oct 25, 2019

Appalachian State University recognized seven faculty members for excellence in teaching during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held Friday, S...

Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. She has been named among the 2020 class of Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Fellows. The AWM Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences. Photo submitted

Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald named among 2020 Association for Women in Mathematics Fellows
Oct 24, 2019

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has named Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Math...

CAS Faculty and Staff Award Winners 2018-19 (L to R): Amanda Howell (CFS), Marta Toran (GES), Ellen Lamont (SOC), Larry Bridges (CS), Lynn Siefferman (BIO), Craig Fischer (ENG), Misa Yamamoto (LLC), Joseph Gonzalez (IDS), Beverly Moser (LLC), Ellen Key (GJS), Lauri Miller (GES), Jill Ehnenn (ENG), Maggie Sugg (GHY) and Diane Mines (ANT). Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

CAS Faculty and Staff Awards 2018-19
Oct 24, 2019

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences hosts a luncheon to celebrate the many faculty and staff in the college and to recognize outstanding facult...

The College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University has named William L. (Larry) Bridges ’75 as the Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2018–19. Photo by University Communications.

College Outstanding Alumni Award Winner: Larry Bridges
Oct 23, 2019

William ‘Larry’ BridgesVisiting LecturerDepartment of Computer ScienceCAS Outstanding Alumni AwardAppalachian State University’s College of...

Appalachian alumnus Jonathan Kappler ’05 is the 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Kappler serves as chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State recognizes Young Alumni Award winner Jonathan Kappler ’05
Oct 21, 2019

“Appalachian was an obvious choice for me from the beginning,” said Jonathan Kappler ’05, Appalachian State University’s 2019 Young Alumni Awa...