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 th...

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!Union County Public Schoo...

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. She earned a degree in elementary education fro...

Calvin Craig

Alumnus Calvin Craig Named an Emerging Leader in the NCSCA
May 13, 2022

Calvin C. Craig IV, an alumnus of the Reich College of Education’s professional school counseling graduate program, has been named an emerging leade...

Shannon Richardson

Teaching from the heart
Apr 19, 2022

Congratulations to alumna Shannon Richardson '14 on being named Wilkes County Teacher of the Year! She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary ...

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 going abo...

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.Chelsy Payne was named Mount Ai...

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.Angena LeBarreSCHOOL: Wellc...

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. in middle grades education.Mabel School m...

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 2022-...