Call for Nominations Plemmons Leadership Medallion

The W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion, named in honor of Dr. William H. Plemmons who served as the second president of the University from 1955 to 1969, was established by an action of the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees in 1996. The award was created to recognize the time, energy, skills, and commitment of students, faculty, student affairs educators and staff who exceed their peers in providing leadership that enriches the quality of student life and advances the education of students.

Nominations are currently being accepted for this award. Nominations are accepted until February 6, 2019 online here.

Nominations may be made in one the following four (4) categories:

A student leader who has provided distinguished leadership above that of other student leaders.
A Student Affairs Educator within the Division of Student Affairs for meritorious leadership in his or her work to enrich the quality of student life and learning.
A member of the faculty who has provided meritorious leadership through his or her work with student clubs or organizations, or work that enriches the quality of student life and learning outside the classroom.
An employee of Appalachian State University who has provided meritorious leadership that has significantly enriched the quality of student life and learning outside of the classroom.

Appalachian takes great pride in recognizing individuals who have contributed to the success of our students. Our faculty and staff provide outstanding instruction, advisement and support both inside and outside the classroom. Our student leaders continue to help shape the Appalachian experience through their service, involvement and leadership experiences.
I am sure that there are deserving faculty, staff and students you know who would be excellent candidates for this award. You are encouraged to nominate someone or to share this information with others and encourage them to consider nominating individuals for this award.

Appalachian's reputation and accomplishments are the result of the dedication and hard work of its faculty, staff and students. It is important that we take time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of these individuals.

I hope that you will take a moment to consider notable individuals to nominate and to encourage others to take the time to nominate these outstanding individuals. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at or call Anitra Ball at 262-8276.

Thank you.

Leroy Wright

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Chair, W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion Committee