By Audrey T. Gurkin
BOONE, NC — Dr. Melissa Weddell accepted the position of Department Chair after a national search for the Department of Recreation Management & Physical Education (RMPE). Dr. Weddell has been at Appalachian State University for nine years and served as an Interim Chair for RMPE for the past nine months. Previously she served as Program Director of the Recreation Management program. Prior to working in higher education, Weddell worked in various public and private business/industry settings.