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Awards, Honors and Promotions Archive

Adcock to lead Appalachian’s Board of Trustees

BOONE—Bradley T. Adcock of Cary has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess of Blowing Rock has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr. of Durham has been elected secretary.

Academic building at Appalachian named for the late John A. Garwood

BOONE—The four-story academic building at Appalachian State University formerly known as the CAP building on Rivers Street has been named for the late John A. Garwood of Wilkes County. The building houses the departments of chemistry, computer science and physics and astronomy.

Four staff members receive award for commitment to excellence

BOONE—The 2014 recipients of the Appalachian State University Staff Award have all shown they will go above and beyond to fulfill their commitment to Appalachian, their colleagues and their community.

Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.

Appalachian remains No. 3 among top regional public universities in the South

BOONE—Appalachian State University is listed No. 3 among top regional public universities in the South and No. 9 among public and private universities in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges rankings.

Faculty from Appalachian receive Board of Governors/University teaching awards

BOONE—Each year, the UNC Board of Governors recognizes excellence in teaching at the UNC system universities by providing funds to honor up to seven faculty members from each campus.

Appalachian’s honorees were recognized during convocation held Sept. 4 on campus.

Campus leaders honored during Convocation Sept. 4

BOONE—Leaders at Appalachian State University can be found in every corner of campus, but six in particular have been honored for their commitment to students.

Sally Atkins, Jacob Brooks, Kate Johnson, Dylan Russell, Ashton Starnes and John Weaver are the 2014 recipients of the W.H. Plemmons Medallion.