University Photographer Bios
Mike Rominger was hired in 1982 as University Photographer and retired December 2007 after 25 years of service to Appalachian.
In 1963 John Dinkins was hired as a temporary staff employee to take photographs for Appalachian. This began a 34 year career at Appalachian where he served as University Photographer and Education Media Specialist. Mr. Dinkins received the Governor's Award for Excellence in 1984 and retired in 1997 from Media Services.
Larry Penley was hired in 1961 as a Public Information Officer in the Office of Public Affairs. He also served as campus photographer. He left Appalachian State in 1965.
John Pritchett began his career at Appalachian State University in 1955 as University Photographer and professor in Audio-Visual Education. He later developed the Department of Audio-Visual Education, which merged with the library science department and became the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Before his retirement in 1991, Mr. Pritchett served as coordinator of instructional technologies in the Hubbard Center. He received emeritus status in 1991.
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