BOONE, N.C. — In the Spring and Fall, Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies seeks nominations for the Cratis D. Williams Society. The Society is designed to recognize the top two percent of graduates from the School of Graduate Studies each year. Inductees are chosen from among the nominees based upon their academic performance, their engagement in their discipline, and their potential for leadership.
The Fall 2022 Cratis D. Williams Society inductees from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are all alumni of the College. They are:
Turner Delph '21, Master of Public Administration, Department of Government and Justice Studies
Joshua Platt '21, Master of Arts in Geography, Department of Geography and Planning
Lee Sturgis '20, Master of Science in Biology, Department of Biology
Molly Thomas '21, Master of Arts in Political Science, Department of Government and Justice Studies
Cratis D. Williams Society inductees will be honored with a medallion that may be worn at Commencement, and will be recognized at the Spring Graduate Student Awards Reception. For more information about the Society, visit graduate.appstate.edu/students/student-awards-and-honors/graduate-honor-societies.
Join us in cheering on these inductees during the CAS commencement ceremony today at 5 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. Can't make it to the ceremony? Watch the livestream at appstate.edu/commencement.
About the Department of Biology
The Department of Biology is a community of teacher-scholars, with faculty representing the full breadth of biological specializations — from molecular genetics to landscape/ecosystem ecology. The department seeks to produce graduates with sound scientific knowledge, the skills to create new knowledge, and the excitement and appreciation of scientific discovery. Learn more at https://biology.appstate.edu.
About the Department of Geography and Planning
The Department of Geography and Planning promotes the understanding of the spatial dimensions of human behavior within the physical and cultural systems of the earth, and the role of planning in achieving improvement in those systems. The department offers degrees in geography and in community and regional planning. Learn more at https://geo.appstate.edu.
About the Department of Government and Justice Studies
Appalachian State University’s Department of Government and Justice Studies offers undergraduate programs in political science and criminal justice, and graduate programs in political science and public administration. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the department has over 600 undergraduate majors and more than 70 graduate students. Learn more at https://gjs.appstate.edu.
About Graduate Education at Appalachian
Appalachian State University’s Williams School of Graduate Studies helps individuals reach the next level in their career advancement and preparedness. The school offers 80 graduate degree and certificate programs in a range of disciplines, including doctoral programs in education (Ed.D.) and psychology (Psy.D.). Classes are offered at the main campus in Boone as well as online and face-to-face at locations around northwestern North Carolina. The graduate school enrolls more than 2,000 students. Learn more at https://graduate.appstate.edu.
By Lauren Andersen
December 16, 2022