Congratulations 2017 Honors College Graduates!

The Spring 2017 University Honors Commencement Ceremony was held Friday May 12, 2017 in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union. In this ceremony, seventy-five students earned the distinction of University Honors, and received the Honors medal. This is the largest graduating class from the Honors College at Appalachian to date. Click here to go to the Honors College Facebook page to see photographs from this event.

Our graduates have taken flight soaring onward and upward. The Honors College wishes them every success and follows their bright futures with pride and great interest. We look forward to hearing about all the adventures and accomplishments. Please click on the Share Your Story link on our homepage and keep us posted.

In the graduation ceremony outstanding faculty members were honored for their service to honors. Three distinguished faculty were recognized and presented 2016-17 Honors Faculty Awards at the University Honors Commencement Ceremony.

Dee Parks, Ph.D. (Computer Science) received the Retiring Faculty Award in recognition of her distinguished service to Honors. Chris Waldon (Honors Alumnus '16, and Computer Science Graduate Student) presented this award.

Joseph Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Culture, Gender and Global Studies) received the Teacher of the Year Award presented by Maddison Staszkiewicz (Senior Honors Student).

Craig Caldwell, Ph.D. (History) received the Mentor of the Year Award presented by Sarah Patrick (Senior Honors student)


Group photo above picture (left to right): Chris Waldon, Dee Parks, Joseph Gonzalez, Maddison Staszkiewica, Craig Caldwell, and Sarah Patrick.

Click here to see all Honors Faculty Award winners.

Story and photos by Garrett Alexandrea McDowell, Ph.D.

Published: Jun 1, 2017 12:15pm