Making a difference in the world…
one student at a time.
Appalachian’s pioneering vision to change lives and change the world is bolder than ever. True to our Mountaineer spirit, we view the 21st century challenges facing our state, nation and world as a call to action. To meet this call, Appalachian graduates will leave our campus transformed and prepared to be critical and creative thinkers, leaders, responsible global citizens, and people who make real and powerful differences in their communities and beyond. Your support of Appalachian through the three priority areas of Academics, Arts and Athletics is critical to ensuring that the next generation of Mountaineers are prepared at the highest level and that the university is poised to expand its role as a leader and innovator in higher education— one that prepares our students to become passionate and successful alumni. Within these three priorities five areas of emphasis have great potential to positively impact the Appalachian Experience: scholarship, world focus, sustainability, entrepreneurship and health and quality of life.
“It is imperative that Every Mountaineer move now to claim a bold vision for Appalachian. This is our university. We are changing lives and changing the world.”
—Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock
A Message from Campaign Co-Chairs Carole and Brad Wilson
If not now, when?
As proud graduates of this fine university, we have gained so much by being members of the Appalachian Family. Virtually every great experience we have had in our lives can be traced back to the experience we had in Boone, with the friends that we made here, and the friends that we have gained over time as a result of our connection with Appalachian.
Now more than ever, we who have gained so much from Appalachian must come together to build an investment opportunity for others. It will take all of us— alumni, friends, family, students, faculty and staff— doing everything we can to support Appalachian to provide the resources necessary so this fine institution can continue to provide the quality education we have all come to expect from it.
You are part of the Appalachian Family. Together, we will continue to grow our university both in substance and in reputation, and make Appalachian even better than it already is.
–Brad ’75 & Carole Wilson ’75, co-chairs of the Campaign for Appalachian
Campaign Steering Committee
George G. Beasley ’58
Avery B. Hall ’93
Martha Ann Murray
Walter V. Murray
Don Phillips ’72
Helen A. Powers
Alice G. Roess
J. Douglas Williams ’83
J. Bradley Wilson ’75
Carole P. Wilson ’75