By Amanda Mlekush
The Beaver College of Health Sciences has created three awards, which will be selected annually, to recognize outstanding contributions from its alumni and supporters to the college and the fields of health and wellness.
Award nominations for Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna, Emerging Leader and Inspiring Service awards are being accepted through August 30, and the applications are available online:
Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna (An alumnus/alumna who has obtained a degree from one of the departments/programs currently housed in the college, who has significant or extraordinary achievements in the areas of career, service, or leadership and demonstrated continued interest in and support of the college and university)
Emerging Leader (An alumnus/alumna with a record of achievements in their career, volunteering, and/or service to the college, university and beyond who has demonstrated continued interest in the college and university who has earned a degree within the past 10 years (between 2012-2022) from one of the departments or programs currently housed in the college)
Inspiring Service (An App State alumnus/alumna or community member, current or former parent, community member, preceptor, etc. who inspires others to learn more, dream more and do more. This award may recognize someone who is a mentor and role model to others in the health and wellness profession, has a record of exceptional service to the college, and embodies its mission of "taking health to new heights.")
Award recipients will be inducted into the The Beaver College of Health Sciences’ Trillium Society, a new society formed to recognize and celebrate achievements and contributions from alumni and supporters of the college and its mission. The 2022 award recipients will be recognized at a Trillium Society induction ceremony held in October at Levine Hall in Boone.
About the Beaver College of Health Sciences
Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), opened in 2010, is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities it serves through interprofessional collaboration and innovation in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach. BCHS offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Nursing, Nutrition and Health Care Management, Public Health and Exercise Science, Recreation Management and Physical Education, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Social Work. The college’s academic programs are located in the Holmes Convocation Center on App State’s main campus and the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art, 203,000-square-foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college supports the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has collaborative partnerships with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, the Appalachian Regional Health System and numerous other health agencies. Learn more at https://healthsciences.appstate.edu.