Chad Everhart, Kern Maass and Scott Ludwig Honored by Appalachian State College of Fine and Applied Arts

Published Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

The winners of faculty awards from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University are, from left, Chad Everhart for outstanding teaching, Scott Ludwig for outstanding scholarship and creative activity, and Kern Maass for outstanding service. Photo courtesy of Appalachian State University

April 26, 2012. BOONE — The College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University has presented its 2011-2012 faculty awards to Chad Everhart, Kern Maass and Scott Ludwig. They were recognized by their colleagues for exemplary teaching, service and creative activity at a reception April 19 and will be honored during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12. 

They each received a medal and $500 for either travel or supplies. 

Everhart, an associate professor in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design, received the college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. Everhart is known as a demanding teacher who expects high-quality work from his students. He has been highly involved in refining the quality of Appalachian’s building science program and developing the curriculum of the architectural technology and design concentration and the construction management concentration.

His involvement with students to help them succeed goes beyond the classroom to working with them side by side to build projects they’ve designed – from a mobile stage at the local Valle Crucis Park to the university’s entry in the prestigious 2011 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition for which the students won the People’s Choice Award. 

Maass, also an associate professor in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design, received the college’s Outstanding Service Award. Maass is active in both university and professional organizations. He directed Appalachian’s furniture design concentration from 2006 to 2008, and was appointed coordinator of the industrial design program in 2008. He has chaired numerous departmental committees and helped facilitate internal projects such as the lobby renovation of Katherine Harper Hall. His university-level work includes serving on assessment committee for Appalachian’s reaccreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the College of Fine and Applied Arts Restructuring Task Force. 

In his professional activities, Maass has served in leadership positions with the Furniture Society, the Industrial Design Student Association Furniture Section and the Bernice Bienestock Furniture Library. He coordinated efforts to bring the 13th Annual International Furniture Society Conference to Appalachian in 2009.

Ludwig, an associate professor in the Department of Art, received the Outstanding Scholarship/Creative Activity Award. His creative work resides in institutional and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, and has been highlighted in a variety of highly regarded professional venues. Since 1998 he has presented eight solo invitational exhibitions including shows in Beijing, China; Havana, Cuba; Boone; and Virginia. Ludwig also has presented his work in 63 group exhibits.

He has been chosen to participate in numerous competitive artist national and international residencies, has presented or directed 11 workshops, made public presentations of his work, and is included in an extensive bibliography of exhibition catalogs and news articles, and engages in research to stay relevant and current in his field.

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