Reciprocal Exchange Award recipients Drs. Jesse Lutabingwa, Brian MacHarg, Suzi Mills and Chishimba Nathan Mowa will travel to sub-Saharan African countries this spring to implement four separate projects alongside Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni.
Seniors Nolan McDaniel, Holly Parsons and Gretchen Synk — all of whom are officers in the Gamma Nu Chapter of Tau Sigma at Appalachian — will use their scholarship funding for graduate school, study abroad and more.
Eric Gormly, program director of student veteran services, is the drawing winner. He received a received a Staff Shout Out for being a volunteer coordinator for Appalachian’s December 2018 commencement ceremonies.
Appalachian alumnae Jennifer Reilly ’09 and Amy Lowder ’03, along with psychology professor Dr. Jim Deni, received the NCSPA’s 2018 Practitioner of the Year and Innovative Practice awards and Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.
Cara Hagan, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance, spent nearly 18 months creating “Sound and Sole,” a short film that “shines a light on the rich African-American culture here in Appalachia.”
Crystal Kelly ’00 ’09, Pritzker Fellow and Appalachian alumna, will direct efforts to build a coordinated, early childhood system and local financing stream for early childhood initiatives in Watauga County.
The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian’s efforts to create a safe campus with sustainable habitats for pollinators by naming the university among its 61 national and eight North Carolina Bee Campuses.
Jigang “Harrison” He, president and CEO of Kestro Cos., was recognized during Appalachian’s International Education Week for his sustained contributions and support for advancing global learning at Appalachian.
Hosting the first Sun Belt Conference Championship Game, App State won 30-19 against Louisiana to claim its third straight league title and earn an automatic bid to face a Conference USA team in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15.