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Making a difference

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.

If not now, when?

A Message from Campaign Co-Chairs

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
Pat Phillips
Alice G. Roess
Bonnie Schaefer
Jamie Schaefer
Michael Steinback
Cathy Steinback
J. Douglas Williams ’83
J. Bradley Wilson ’75
Carole P. Wilson ’75

Education shapes the world – and its future

The Reich College of Education has a rich tradition of preparing future teachers and school administrators to meet the ever – changing needs of public education.
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Designate your gift

Gifts to the Campaign for Appalachian can be directed to any area of the university. If you don't see what you’re looking for while exploring the links below, contact us and we will be pleased to help.

The Appalachian Fund



College of Arts and Sciences
College of Fine and Applied Arts
College of Health Sciences
Hayes School of Music
The Honors College
Reich College of Education
University College
University Library
Walker College of Business


An Appalachian Summer Festival
Turchin Center for Visual Arts


Appalachian Athletics