Appalachian State honors KCS Superintendent for contributions to education

Appalachian State honors KCS Superintendent for contributions to education
Posted on 06/24/2018
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Dr. Chip Buckwell has been inducted into the Appalachian State University (ASU) Rhododendron Society as a tribute to his outstanding contributions to education. Buckwell is a graduate of the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State.

Being inducted into the Rhododendron Society is the highest honor given by the Reich College of Education. The honor recognizes graduates of ASU’s Reich College of Education whose service to education has been remarkable or exemplary. According to the Appalachian State University website, the recognition is given to educators who have reflected “great credit on themselves, the field of education, and the University.”

Dr. Chip Buckwell earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University and his doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. During his career as an educator, Buckwell has served as a teacher, coach, Dropout Prevention Coordinator, Director of Student Services, Director of Testing, principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. He began his career with Kannapolis City Schools in 1985.

New members of the Rhododendron Society are inducted each year at the Black and Gold Reunion luncheon. Dr. Buckwell received the award during a ceremony at the ASU Alumni Reunion Weekend. 

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