Awards and Honors

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...

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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. ...

Travian Smith, a senior political science major with a concentration in public administration from Charlotte, is Appalachian’s first recipient of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Divine Nine Leadership Award. Photo by Chase Reynolds

For App State student, leadership award may pave the way for public service
Jun 7, 2019

As the first recipient of Appalachian State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Divine Nine Leadership Award, Travian Smith is ga...

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Promotions, tenure and emeriti status granted to 64 Appalachian faculty
Jun 6, 2019

During its March 29 meeting, the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees conferred emeriti status on 10 individuals and approved the promotion ...

Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of Appalachian’s First Year Seminar program and professor of sociology, second from left, holds the plaque she received as part of her 2019 Harvey R. Durham Freshman Advocate Award. Dr. Harvey Durham, for whom the award is named, far right, his wife, Susan Durham, far left, and Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts, second from right, presented McCaughey with the award after a breakfast held at the Appalachian House in April. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Martha McCaughey wins 2019 Durham Award for her advocacy of first-year students
May 29, 2019

For her contributions to improving the first-year experience on Appalachian State University’s campus, Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of First ...

Photo of the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

For Memorial Day: Poet Joseph Bathanti’s ‘Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly’
May 27, 2019

A species of butterfly found only at the Fort Bragg military installation in Fayetteville inspired former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) ...

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020
May 17, 2019

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...