News

Congratulations to the 2018 Chancellor's Scholars
Jun 14, 2018

Ten incoming freshmore Honors students have been awarded Chancellor's Scholarships, the university's oldest and most distinguished full scholarship.

Graduates Praise Honors at Appalachian
Jun 8, 2018

The Honors College Commencement was held on May 11, 2018 in the Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom. With that event we celebrated the accomplishments of 66 students graduating from the Honors College. 

Delaney Ryan Interns at American Museum of Natural History
Jun 7, 2018

Honors rising junior Delaney Ryan is in New York City (NYC) this summer interning with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Richard Gilder Graduate School. Ryan is a geology major with a concentration in paeontology.

Honors Students Teach, Anyone Can Dance!
May 29, 2018

Honors Emily Sharpe has founded and is lead instructor of Anyone Can Dance! Emily is a rising sophomore and elementary education major. Honors Sophia Lang, another rising sophomore and computer information systems major, is a teaching assistant who works with all the dance classes.

Sope Kahn Shines
May 25, 2018

Honors rising senior and Wilson Scholar Sope Kahn has received the university’s 2017-18 Frances Holland Black Scholarship intended to support women students in developing feminist perspectives and work towards equality and freedom.

Olivia Paschall Works with The Explorers Club in Mongolia
May 24, 2018

Honors senior and Geology Major Olivia Paschall has received a student grant to work on a combined National Geographic and Explorers Club Flag Expedition this summer in Mongolia.

Two Honors Students Awarded Highly Competitive Summer Medical Internships
May 23, 2018

Two Honors students, both Appalachian Student Ambassadors and exercise science majors , have been awarded highly competitive summer medical internships.

Honors Cookout Hosted by Jeff and Dr. Mead
May 9, 2018

As a way to offer a break to busy, hungry, and tired Honors students, Dean Jeff Vahlbusch and Dr. Angela Mead hosted an Honors College Picnic this past Thursday on Reading Day.

Rachel Jordan Awarded NSF Fellowship to Study Climate Change
May 8, 2018

Honors senior biology major and Chancellor’s Scholar Rachel Jordan has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and will be attending the University of Wisconsin—Madison (UWM) beginning fall 2018.

Honors Students Hard at Work in the Last Weeks of the Semester
May 2, 2018

It is the final stretch for this Spring semester and 2017-18 academic year.  Honors students are beginning to get into the crazy rush of studying for finals, making summer preparations, and saying our goodbyes to college friends.

Honors Students Shine in the Student Research Conference
May 2, 2018

On April 19, the Office of Student Research held the 21stAnnual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.

"Look Up" and Listen to this Honors Thesis
Apr 25, 2018

So what does an Honors thesis look like? The answer to this is as creative, diverse, and ingenious as our students. It can even be a creative project, one that welcomes you to close your eyes.