Awards and Honors

Appalachian Police Department Capt. K.C. Mitchell, far right in back row, and Detective Tina Dunn, far left in middle row, with the 2019 graduates of the Appalachian Police Academy — part of Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP). Pictured, from front row to back row, left to right, are graduates Anthony Gibbs, of Wake Forest; Connor Malmstrom, of Concord; Brandon Southard, of Kernersville; John Sanders, of Durham; Abigail Rivera, of Durham; Haley Triplette, of

Appalachian Police Academy celebrates second graduating class
Oct 4, 2019

Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified North Car...

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New CAS Faculty and Staff Award
Sep 18, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office announces a new faculty award for outstanding accomplishments in Engagement, defined as represen...

Appalachian alumna Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, who died in May. Frank matched a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to fund Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series, which is named in her honor. Photo by Marie Freeman

Hughlene Bostian Frank touched students’ lives through Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series
Sep 6, 2019

Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, the eponymous patron of Appalachian State University’s Visiting Writers Series, maintained that while she was an ...

Pictured from left to right, Appalachian seniors Raine Lo, Javon Nathaniel, Kevin Garcia Bautista and Sara Sallam are the university’s four 2019–20 recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. They are among 912 undergraduate students from 345 colleges to receive the prestigious Gilman Scholarship and will study abroad during the 2019–20 academic year. Images submitted

4 App State undergrads receive Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in 2019–20
Aug 28, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announces four Appalac...

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 ...