Kirkpatrick received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry for her newest poetry collection — “The Fisher Queen.” She is a two-time winner of the award, having first won the award in 2004 for her collection “Beyond Reason.”
Appalachian honored Dr. Ellen Cowan and Dr. Baker Perry with the inaugural Chancellor’s and Provost’s Awards, respectively, during the university’s Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event. They were recognized for superior achievement in their fields and sustained productivity.
Bridges has served as a visiting faculty lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science since 2016, teaching cybersecurity fundamentals. He brings over 39 years of information technology leadership to his teaching at Appalachian.
Appalachian professor and 2019–20 Fulbright awardee Dr. Paul Wallace is spending the 2019–20 academic year teaching at NovSU in Russia and refining the curriculum for a new App State Online graduate certificate in international leadership.
Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidious University of Constanta, in Romania, during spring 2020, as well as conduct research for his seventh novel.
Appalachian’s Sornito-Carter, an assistant professor of anthropology, will travel to the University of the Philippines Visayas in August 2020 to complete Fulbright research on heritage conservation and disaster management in relation to climate change in the Philippines.
Through the Fulbright Scholars Program, Williams, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, will teach and perform research at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria in spring 2020.
Dr. Joseph Cazier and Dr. Todd Cherry were recognized with this year’s Green E Awards, conferred by the Walker College of Business. The awards honor individuals in the college for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of sustainable business.
Greenwald, professor of mathematics at Appalachian, was selected for the newest class of AWM Fellows for her efforts to spark interest in mathematics for young individuals, especially girls; her contributions to advancing women in mathematics; and her mentorship of students.
Lance Schoychid, IT business continuity analyst in Appalachian’s Information Technology Services and two-time Staff Shout Out recipient, said he is honored to work in the ITS department and to be recognized through the university’s Staff Shout Out program.
Appalachian has recognized three graduates as winners of its annual Alumni Awards. Avery B. Hall Sr. ’93 and Ronald “Steve” Norwood ’80 each received a 2019 Outstanding Service Award, and Jonathan Kappler ’05 received the 2019 Young Alumni Award.
Hall, a 1999 Appalachian Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, is a member of the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. Board of Directors and has previously served on the university’s Board of Trustees.
Kappler, who serves as chief of staff to the state’s deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities, is a past president of Appalachian’s Alumni Association and has served on numerous university advisory boards.