Reich College of Education inducts 3 new Rhododendron Society members

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Rhododendron Society welcomed three new individuals Friday, June 14, with the induction of Appalachian alumni Dorothy “Dot” Case’ sixty-nine, Chris Moody’ ninety-nine, and Dr. Angela Quick ’91. A brunch for the installation was held at Hound Ears Club in Boone.

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The brunch was attended by the award recipients and their guests, past winners, Reich College of Education (RCOE) Advancement Board members, university management, and RCOE Dean Melba Spooner and Dr. Monica Lambert, RCOE companion dean. Dr. Randy Edwards, vice chancellor for college advancement, and Geoff Graham, assistant vice chancellor for gift planning and real estate management.

The RCOE hooked up the Rhododendron Society in 1999, Appalachian’s centennial 12 months. It is known as Appalachian’s one-time yearbook, The Rhododendron, which captured the college’s ancient moments, activities, and accomplishments.

As the best honor given via the university, the award honors alums for their exemplary provide to education and their communities. The society recognizes RCOE graduates whose provider as teachers, librarians, human provider professionals, or directors has reflected splendid credit on themselves, the field of training, and the college.

Case, Moody, and Quick be part of a distinguished institution of sixty-five Rhododendron Society members.

Society members give again to the RCOE through an annual scholarship. This is awarded to an undergraduate and a graduate scholar who’s high-quality in their direction.

The RCOE encourages Rhododendron Society nominations of Appa.

About Dorothy “Dot” Case

The case has served as an educator for extra than forty-five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies training from Appalachian in 1969 and a grasp’s diploma in schooling from Western Carolina University in 1983.

The case commenced her schooling career at Edneyville Junior High School in Henderson County, coaching social studies, English, and physical education in her seven-12 month tenure. In 1977, she taught social research to grades 9 through 12 at Edneyville High School. She completed her coaching profession at North Henderson High School, teaching U.S. History and authorities to 11th–12th graders.

During her teaching profession, Case received numerous accolades. She was named Henderson County Teacher of the Year twice and the Region Eight Western North Carolina Teacher of the Year in 2010. Additionally, she is a recipient of the National Society of High School Scholars’ Educator of Distinction award. She was recently named “Hometown Hero” by using the radio station WHKP as her provider to the Henderson County community.

“There had been none who have been extra loved via college students and none who instilled extra excitement over records as did Dot Case,” one of Case’s nominators wrote.

“What I do not forget most approximately my days as a pupil of Ms. Case has been her expectations,” stated nominator Fran Nelson, a former student of Case’s who’s now a teacher. “No one believed in me the manner she did, outside and inside of the schoolroom. I left her lecture room with a huge amount of understanding … but perhaps, more importantly, I left her lecture room understanding how to be a servant chief, a good individual, and a life-changer.”