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.
Highlighted by quarterback Zac Thomas being named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, Scott Satterfield being named Sun Belt Coach of the Year and the program's 16 all-conference selections including six All-Sun Belt first-team picks, Appalachian State fared well as the league announced its 2018 awards Thursday.