Alumni Update

Rhododendron Recipients

Alumni Hefner ’99 ’03 ’11, Lockee ’86 ’91, and McCall ’60 ’65 Inducted into the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society Jun 20, 2022

Appalachian State University alumni Jennifer Hefner ’99 ’03 ’11, Barbara Lockee ’86 ’91, and Maxine McCall ’60 ’65 were inducted into the Rhododendron Soc

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Virginia Griffith

Cuthbertson Middle teacher off to a strong start May 31, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Virginia Griffith '21 on being named Beginning Teacher of the Year for Union County Public Schools!

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Helen Heafner

Uplifting future educators: Helen Beatty Heafner ’43 May 26, 2022

For Helen Beatty Heafner ’43, education was more than a career — it was her life’s passion. 

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Shannon Richardson

Teaching from the heart Apr 19, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Shannon Richardson '14 on being named Wilkes County Teacher of the Year!

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Lucy Brock Teachers Award

PBS NC and Children’s Council recognize local early care and education providers Apr 12, 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, PBS NC and the Children’s Council of Watauga County recognized local early care and education programs that are g

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Chelsy Payne

City schools name Payne Principal of Year Mar 28, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Chelsy Payne '17! She completed her graduate certificate in school leadership from App State.

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Angena LeBarre

Pitt County Schools Middle School Teachers of the Year Mar 25, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Angena LeBarre '16 '18! She received her B.S. in special education and M.A. in reading education.

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Sumer Williams

Sumer Williams named Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher Mar 25, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Sumer Williams '12 '18! She received her B.S. in elementary education and her M.A.

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Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year

Patrick Sukow named Principal of the Year Mar 15, 2022

Congratulations to Masters of School Administration alum Patrick Sukow, Blowing Rock School principal, on being named the Watauga County Schools... In the Media, Alumni Update, School Administration

Watauga County Schools Teachers of the Year

Watauga County Schools names teachers of the year Mar 15, 2022

Congratulations to App State alumni Carla Greene, Courtney Hicks, Jeanie Hicks, Jennifer Lacy, Christy Laws, and Randy McDonough on being named... In the Media, Alumni Update, Teacher Education

Amber Horton

Gentry Middle names 2022 Teacher of the Year Mar 1, 2022

Congratulations to Amber Horton '07 on being named Teacher of the Year. She received her B.S. in physical education from App State.

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Allen Smith

Six faculty members honored with UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Awards Feb 22, 2022

Congratulations to Allen Smith '02 '04. He received his B.S. and M.A. in history education and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D.

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