The scholarship is named in honor of John Weaver — the 1971 Appalachian alumnus who capped his 47-year coaching career at the university following the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor track and field season.
Appalachian alumnus Dr. Michael McKenzie, interim associate provost and chief research officer at Winston-Salem State University, will assume his role as dean of the university’s graduate school on July 1.
The professorships, which will take effect July 1, were awarded to Drs. Tracy Reed, Tammy Kowalczyk, Heather Dixon-Fowler and Ash Morgan, Scott Hunsinger, Peter Groothuis, Dana Clark and Pia Albinsson.
Dr. Lynne Getz, professor of history at Appalachian, is the recipient of the Western Association of Women Historians’ Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize for her book “Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers.”
Undergraduate and graduate students representing several Appalachian colleges presented a total of 176 research posters at the university’s 21st Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.
Three new students have been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, including Ryan Decker, a senior Industrial Design major at Appalachian. The Celia Moh Scholarship is considered one of the preeminent academic scholarship programs for students bound for careers in the home furnishings industry, paying full-time tuition and fees, room, board and books for its recipients.