Faculty and Staff Awards

List of Awards

Tenure-track Teaching
Tenure-track Research
Tenure-track Service
Non-tenure Track Overall
Outstanding Staff Overall
Spirit of Walker Faculty
Spirit of Walker Staff

Awards Guidelines

Sywassink Faculty and Staff Award Winners

The Sywassink Awards are presented annually. Winners receive a monetary prize and a bronze medallion of the university seal. The awards are made possible by a contribution from Mr. G.A. Sywassink, chairperson of Standard Holding Company of Charlotte and a former member of the college’s Business Advisory Council, Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The awards are presented during the annual Day of Excellence faculty and staff recognition dinner, scheduled in 2019 for Thursday, May 2. Read more and view previous award winners.

Faculty Award Nominations

Teaching excellence is high on the list of priorities in the John A. Walker College of Business, and research and scholarly excellence are integral components of the College's mission. Additionally, faculty are regularly called upon to support the College, the University, and other organizations in important service capacities. The purpose of the College of Business Faculty Awards Program is to provide recognition of outstanding accomplishments in any of the three areas. Submit a nomination for Faculty Award.

Staff Award Nominations

Staff members play a vital role in supporting the Walker College's mission and in ensuring that the College's strategic plan is achieved. Staff are regularly called upon to support the College, the University, and other organizations in important service capacities. Submit a nomination for Outstanding Staff Award.