Seven faculty and four staff members at Appalachian State University were honored for excellence at the Fall Semester Faculty and Staff Meeting on Aug. 25 in Plemmons Student Union.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell Kruger recognized the recipients of the teaching awards.
“The commitment to teaching has always been the heart and soul of Appalachian’s mission,” he said, “and has, over the years, served as the foundation of its overall success.”
Faculty Excellence Awards
This year’s winners of faculty excellence awards were Dr. Vicky Klima, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Leslie Bradbury, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. J. Scott Townsend, professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education; Dr. Saskia van de Gevel, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning; and Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.
Dr. Tracy Smith, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Reich College of Education received the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recipients of this award must be tenured faculty members who have taught for at least seven years at Appalachian, were teaching in the academic year they were selected and demonstrate a commitment to teaching over a sustained time period. A cash award of $12,500 is given to the winner along with a citation.
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