Fifteen Appalachian State University students, alumni and faculty attended the 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., where the students and alumni presented research in a range of earth science topics.
New River Light and Power was recognized for its achievements in all five award categories: communicating the value of public power, grid modernization, continuous improvement, workforce development and wholesale power cost.
Appalachian alumnus Patrick Setzer ’90 ’98 will assume his new role April 1. Setzer, who has been employed at Appalachian since 1990, has served as executive director of alumni affairs for Appalachian since 2010.
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.