Anthony Love ’99
Research operations manager
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Staff Shout Out monthly drawing winner
Appalachian State University Staff Shout Out program
BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Staff Shout Out program has named Anthony Love ’99 the winner of its October drawing. He received a gift from the University Bookstore as part of his recognition.
The Staff Shout Out program, an informal recognition initiative created by Staff Senate’s Staff Recognition Committee, aims to highlight App State staff members for their positive contributions to the university. The committee works to improve employee engagement and encourage an environment of support and appreciation.
Love, who holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from App State, serves as research operations manager in the university’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES).
Of his Staff Shout Out recognition, Love said, “I am honored to be recognized and appreciate the opportunity to work with such a great bunch of folks at a wonderful institution. Part of doing well anywhere is being inspired by those around you! I am extremely thankful for my position and all of my colleagues and co-workers.”
Love was given an anonymous October Shout Out, in which the submitter recognized him for “an amazing job” in facilitating communication between the GES department and other on-campus departments during the GES department’s ongoing efforts to take safety precautions against COVID-19.
Dr. William P. Anderson Jr., professor in and chair of the GES department, said, “Anthony is a well-deserving winner of the October Shout Out prize. Anthony, while always invaluable to the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, has been especially helpful during the COVID-19 crisis. As one of the department’s essential personnel, he was one of the few GES faculty and staff to keep things running in our facilities.”
Love, who joined the GES department in 1999, provides technical help to faculty and students, as well as public school lectures and laboratory instruction. He also performs a diverse array of services in support of classroom instruction and research within the department.
Love is an ardent rock climber who works closely with a number of local climbing groups. He won the 2010 Bebie Leadership Award from Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy organization, and was the 2017 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Staff Award. His scientific passion involves classifying meteorites, and his work with different types of meteorites has been featured on Appalachian Today, the university’s news and events website.
He is among more than 1,500 individual staff who have received a Shout Out to date. The program received a total of 2,682 Shout Out submissions as of November, which included multiple Shout Outs for individual staff members.
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About the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Located in Western North Carolina, Appalachian State University provides the perfect setting to study geological and environmental sciences. The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences provides students with a solid foundation on which to prepare for graduate school or build successful careers as scientists, consultants and secondary education teachers. The department offers six degree options in geology and two degree options in environmental science. Learn more at https://earth.appstate.edu.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. There are approximately 6,100 student majors in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at https://cas.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.