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Powell, professor of creative writing at Appalachian, will teach a course on contemporary U.S. literature at Ovidius University of Constanta, in Romania, during spring 2020, as well as conduct research for his seventh novel.
Appalachian’s Sornito-Carter, an assistant professor of anthropology, will travel to the University of the Philippines Visayas in August 2020 to complete Fulbright research on heritage conservation and disaster management in relation to climate change in the Philippines.
Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Williams, a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, will teach and perform research at Management Center Innsbruck in Austria in spring 2020.
Dr. Joseph Cazier and Dr. Todd Cherry were recognized with this year’s Green E Awards, conferred by the Walker College of Business. The awards honor individuals in the college for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of sustainable business.
Greenwald, professor of mathematics at Appalachian, was selected for the newest class of AWM Fellows for her efforts to spark interest in mathematics for young individuals, especially girls; her contributions to advancing women in mathematics; and her mentorship of students.
Lance Schoychid, IT business continuity analyst in Appalachian’s Information Technology Services and two-time Staff Shout Out recipient, said he is honored to work in the ITS department and to be recognized through the university’s Staff Shout Out program.
Appalachian has recognized three graduates as winners of its annual Alumni Awards. Avery B. Hall Sr. ’93 and Ronald “Steve” Norwood ’80 each received a 2019 Outstanding Service Award, and Jonathan Kappler ’05 received the 2019 Young Alumni Award.
Hall, a 1999 Appalachian Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, is a member of the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. Board of Directors and has previously served on the university’s Board of Trustees.
Kappler, who serves as chief of staff to the state’s deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities, is a past president of Appalachian’s Alumni Association and has served on numerous university advisory boards.
Norwood, who is founder and CEO of Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, serves on Appalachian’s Transportation Insight for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. His 2016 donation initiated the Appalachian Student Venture Fund, enabling students to launch start-ups while promoting local and regional economic development.
Fifteen recruits graduated from the Appalachian State University Police Academy in August and all passed the examination to become certified North Carolina police officers. This marks the academy’s second graduating class. Of last year’s graduating class, 100 percent are employed or pursuing further education.
Appalachian honored the 2019–20 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Awards during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting. These awards are designed to recognize and reward exemplary teaching within the UNC System’s 17 institutions.
Appalachian announced the four recipients of its 2019 Staff Excellence Awards during the Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held on the university’s campus. The awards recognize staff members’ exemplary service, commitment, collegiality and leadership to the university community.
Appalachian alumna Stephanie Billings ’92 to assume role as the university’s executive director of alumni affairs Oct. 16. An active alumna, she has served on multiple university boards and was named among Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40.”