Pfrogner honored by Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies

Marc Pfrogner, an MBA student in the Walker College of Business, has been inducted into the Cratis D. Williams Society at Appalachian State University.

"This recognition is only awarded to the top 2% of students in each graduating class," said Dr. Ross Gosky, acting associate dean for the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies. "It represents an achievement about which [Pfrogner] should feel very proud."

Inductees must have maintained a 4.0 GPA and have been recommended by their program for their excellence in academics, research and service. Learn more about the Cratis D. Williams Society at

Pfrogner initially came to App State from Germany as an international business major to play soccer on a D1 scholarship. He served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a Sunbelt Ambassador, and played varsity men's soccer until the program was discontinued during the pandemic. As an undergraduate, Pfrogner received the 2019-20 Mr. Yosef Award, which is given to the athlete who embodies what it means to be a mountaineer in ambassadorship, leadership, work ethic, accountability and community involvement.  In 2021, Pfrogner received the App State Best honor as the top international business major from the Walker College.

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During the Fall 2022 semester, Pfrogner shared his story and details from his MBA experience with the Walker College's Business Advisory Council.


Pictured from left are undergraduate programs speaker Andrea Gonzalez, BAC Vice Chair Amy Rumford, Walker College Dean Sandra Vannoy, BAC Chair Phil Ostwalt, and graduate programs speaker Marc Pfrogner.

Pfrogner will earn his MBA in Supply Chain Management in December 2022. He and nine fellow honorees will receive a medallion in recognition of their achievements. 

The complete list of December 2022 inductees follows.

Turner Delph, Public Administration
Jordan Dennison, Reading Education
Mel Falck, Educational Leadership
Elia Grahl, Higher Education
Marc Pfrogner, MBA
Joshua Platt, Geography
Kelly Scaggs, Health Administration
Lee Sturgis, Biology
Molly Thomas, Political Science
Madison Zaidel, Public Health Nutrition

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About Appalachian State University's MBA Program

Appalachian State University's MBA Program provides educational experiences to prepare our students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic global environment. The program provides individualized attention through extensive student-faculty collaboration and offers frequent networking and team building opportunities. Flexible programming allows each student to receive the best educational experience possible through full-time on-campus or part-time online programs. For more information, visit

Pfrogner honored by Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies
Published: Dec 13, 2022 10:44am