By University Communications
During Appalachian State University’s opening meeting for faculty and staff for the 2016 fall semester, four staff members were recognized with awards for their exemplary service, commitment, collegiality and leadership to the university community.
The 2016 Staff Excellence Awards were presented to Livelle Leon Rodriguez, Barry Sauls, Lori Townsend and Tom Van Gilder. They were chosen by a review committee from a pool of 59 nominations.
The Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to up to four members of Appalachian’s staff for outstanding service to the university and the state of North Carolina. Speaking on behalf of the selection committee, Director of Human Resources Mark Bachmeier said, “It is incredibly challenging to select only four from among the many deserving nominees.”