Awards and Honors

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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 ...

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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...

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CAS Outstanding Alumni Award nominations due May 24
May 13, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. Each year we hon...

alumna, Caroline Noel ’13 holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in English with a concentration in film studies. Photo Submitted.

Appalachian alumna wins NSF Fellowship: Support for graduate-level global study
May 9, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna, Caroline Noel ’13 has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows...

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. Photo submitted.

Appalachian’s Department of History faculty member to return to Oxford as Visiting Research Fellow
May 8, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Turner, the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, will be spending the academic year ...

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing in prose for 2019-20. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette.

2019-20 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing winner announced
May 7, 2019

Amerity Head, a junior from Forest City, N.C. at Appalachian State University is the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creati...

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Appalachian sets new record with 4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists
May 2, 2019

An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists for the 2019–2...

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College Senior Awards 2019
May 1, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences Senior Awards Ceremony recognizes and celebrates outstanding seniors from each of our 16 departments.ANTHROPOLOGYPatr...