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Robertson honored by Association of College Unions International

BOONE—David Robertson, director of student programs and Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University, has received an Emeritus Award from the Association of College Unions International. Robertson joined ACUI in 1975 when he served as director of the College Union and student activities at Wake Forest University.

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Since 1994, the Emeritus Award has recognized college union and student activities professionals who are retiring. Nominees must have worked in the profession for at least 10 years and be retiring in the next year. The association honored eight individuals at its annual conference held April 6-10 in Orlando, Fla.

Robertson will retire in December after a 29-year career at Appalachian and a 41-year career in higher education, including positions at UNC-Wilmington, Wake Forest University and Radford University. He came to Appalachian in 1985.

Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy and the delivery of services.