Appalachian alumni Star Brown and John Robinson were named joint recipients of the 2017-18 Alice Pheobe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award at Appalachian’s Doctoral Spring Symposium. They join 10 years of Naylor Award winners.
As part of her SECU Public Service Fellow Internship, Staci Hunter ’18 — a recent graduate of Appalachian’s criminal justice program — interned at the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office during spring 2018.
Appalachian geology majors Olivia Paschall and Allison Dombrowski will perform geologic research alongside Appalachian’s DAGGER (Devonian Anoxia, Geochemistry, Geochronology and Extinction Research) team in Mongolia in July and August 2018.
Appalachian English majors Sierra Cullars and Leah Wingenroth have been named winner and runner-up, respectively, of Appalachian’s 2018-19 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing competition.
Appalachian junior Sope Kahn, a gender, women’s and sexuality studies major, is the recipient of the 2017-18 Frances Holland Black Scholarship. In March, Kahn participated in the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference.
Appalachian State University’s Jenna Willis is one of 33 master’s-level addictions counseling students selected to participate in the NBCC Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors.
The Caldwell County Board of Education has unanimously selected Dr. Donald W. Phipps as the next superintendent for Caldwell County Schools. Dr. Phipps will take office on July 1 of this year. Phipps earned a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University.
Nancy Contreras-Quinteros, Bethany Brotherton and Carly Peggs have received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and will study abroad in summer 2018. Lindsey Abdelfattah has been named as an alternate for the scholarship.
Shayla Marcum, customer service specialist in Appalachian’s Office of Admissions and March Shout Out recipient, has won a University Bookstore gift through the Staff Shout Out program’s quarterly drawing.
Appalachian’s Joseph Gonzalez, associate professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, receives UNC Board of Governors award established to both emphasize the importance of and support excellence in teaching.
Joseph Bathanti, writer-in-residence in Appalachian’s Watauga Residential College (WRC), will teach full time in the WRC as the inaugural McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education.
Lynne Waugh — executive director of academic advising in Appalachian’s University College — was recognized for her contributions to improving the freshman experience at Appalachian with the 2018 Durham Freshman Advocate Award.
E-magazine Shelf Unbound recognizes “Train Wreck Earth” among its top 100 Best Indie Books of 2018. Appalachian Professor Emeritus Dr. Harvard Ayers co-authored the novel, which addresses climate change.