Dean's Club

Walker College of Business Dean's Club

The Walker College Dean’s Club is an annual giving society designed to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing our academic programs. Contributions from Dean’s Club members provide unrestricted support each year for critical needs in the college such as: student scholarships, travel funds for faculty and students to attend course-related conferences and/or visits to corporations, seed money for new programs or opportunities within the college, and resources to bring guest lecturers, such as leaders in business and government, to the classroom.

Dean's Club Updates

The Walker College Dean's Club has grown considerably and we are proud that in the past academic year, the Walker College of Business has been able to do the following:

  • Fund 48 need-based student scholarships (136 over the last 3 years)
  • Enhance career services: 86% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation
  • Serve over 1,000 students through the 2nd annual Walker Business Connections event
  • Assist with student travel expenses, including the Bowden Investment Group, who has seen a 100% job placement rate over the last 3 years
  • Finance one Bloomberg Terminal for students to conduct critical financial research

Meet 4 Dean's Club Scholarship Recipients

Follow the link to hear from Boris, Kristin, Brad and Mariah about what it has meant to receive a Dean's Club scholarship.

Join the Dean's Club Today

There are four levels of membership, based on giving level.

  • Elite - $10,000+
  • Fellow - $5,000 to $9,999
  • Roundtable - $2,500 to $4,999
  • Associate - $1,000 to $2,499

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To join, contact Walker College of Business Director of Development Will Sears at 828.262.6231,, or ASU Box 32037, Boone, NC 28608-2037. Or make a gift online using a credit card.


How does this help our students and faculty?

  • $500 funds a corporate visit for a student group of 15.
  • $1,000 provides a scholarship for a deserving student toward his/her annual in-state tuition and fees.
  • $1,706 funds travel, lodging and registration fees for a faculty member to attend a professional conference.
  • $2,600 recently provided funds for travel and lodging for a four-day trip by ten students and two faculty members in the Investment Management Class to NYC, including visits to Wall Street, the Stock Exchange and key investment firms.
  • $5,000 provides seed money to develop a new international study program.


In return for their generosity, Dean’s Club members may receive:

  • Invitation for indoor seating at an Appalachian home football game.
  • Credit toward membership in Appalachian's Chancellor's Society, which offers free parking on campus.
  • Invitations to numerous college receptions and activities, including CEO lectures and chancellor events.
  • Personal communication from the office of the dean.


2015-16 Dean’s Club members:

Elite Level

  • Judy and Winfield Beroth
  • Broyhill Family Foundation
  • Marshall and Kris Croom
  • Jane and Brad Fisher
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
  • Mary Bost and Michael Gray
  • Karyn and Dieter Herterich
  • Tommy Hudspeth
  • Scott and Deanna Lampe
  • Maymead
  • Beth G. Monaghan
  • Caroline and Wiley Roark
  • Eddie Sams
  • Hayes and Susan Smith


  • Kenan and Tracy Smith
  • Mike and Cathy Steinback
  • Dave and Cathy Thompson
  • Joe Towell
  • Frankie Willis

Fellow Level

  • Allison and Walker Abney
  • Edward Boyles
  • Thomas G Brown Family Charitable Foundation
  • Jim and Karen Burr
  • Jack Elledge
  • Bob and Susan Hambright
  • Angela and David Harrison
  • Doug and Teresa Johnson
  • Jim and Peggy Morgan


  • Kristin Orcutt
  • Phil and Lisa Ostwalt
  • Emily and Joe Piacentino
  • Frank and Betsy Skidmore
  • Mark Trivette

Roundtable Level

  • Michael and Janet Brown
  • Tom and Melinda Cook
  • Harry and Lisa Davis
  • Pam and Leigh Dunston
  • Benjamin Hamrick
  • Helen and Kirk Hollifield
  • Matt Hollifield
  • Curt and Dorothy Holmes
  • Liz and Jeff Mick
  • Donald and Jennifer McNeill
  • Rosanne and Ken Peacock


  • Kathy Oszmianski Pou
  • Wayne and Teresa Robbins
  • Bill and Judy Sears
  • Jack and Phyllis Sheffield
  • Jerry and Rhonda Smith
  • G.A. and Shirley Sywassink

Associate Level

  • Cantey and Leslie Alexander
  • Allen Wealth Management
  • Susan and Greg Allison
  • Lee and Christy Barnes
  • Sandy and Ralph Barnhardt
  • Anne and G. Alex Bernhardt Sr.
  • Roger and Wendy Beahm
  • John Belman
  • Ryan and Kruti Bolick
  • Kim and Brad Bostick
  • Denise and Jeffrey Brandon
  • Summie and Debbie Carter
  • John and Angie Clements
  • Jean and Gene Cochrane
  • Kevin & Amanda Johnson Coggins
  • Dan, Fairley & Ben Cook
  • James and Debbie Covington
  • Katherine and Dennis Covington
  • Don and Carole Cox
  • Laura and Rob Crandall
  • Patrick and Jennifer Danehy
  • Randy and Margaret Edwards
  • Karen Epermanis
  • Liu Fang and Al Ernest
  • LaVonda and Mark Everhart
  • Pam and David Ferrell
  • Richard Finlay



  • Brandon Flinchum
  • Sam and Angela Formby
  • Natalie and Joe Freeman
  • Meredith and John Garwood
  • Frank and Lin Gentry
  • Delbert and Diane Goff
  • Bruce Greenland
  • Michael and Nancy Greenwood
  • Karen and Keith Holland
  • Bill and Tracy Hull
  • Jarrod Johnston
  • Keith and Cheryl Kiser
  • Katie and Jerod Lenderman
  • Jefferey and Amy Lewis
  • Linda Matney
  • Roy and Nedra McCraw
  • Lynn and Chris McNeil
  • Dawn Medlin
  • Ken and Susan Meyer
  • Martin Meznar
  • Anne and Tommy Miller Sr.
  • Tommy and Lisa Miller
  • Beth Murray
  • Charlie Murray
  • Heather and Rob Norris
  • Kay Norwood
  • Ricky and Paula Presnell



  • Kim and Kay Price
  • Ken and Ruth Reece
  • David C. Reynolds
  • Benjamin Ripple
  • Tony and Mary Romero
  • John and Tracey Roos
  • Will and Gail Sears
  • Tim and Mary Shannon
  • John and Tiffani Silvia
  • Allan and Carol Singer
  • Gerry Smith and David Syfert
  • Sandi Solomon
  • Richard Sparks
  • Margaret and Gregory Taylor
  • Arnie and Kathleen Thompson
  • Carl and Jennifer Thompson
  • Paul Thompson
  • Jason and Mitzi Triplett
  • Sandy Vannoy
  • Jill Sparks and Adrian Vassallo
  • Megan and David Vogler, Jr.
  • Louis and Susan Walters
  • Bob and Debra Webb
  • Jim Westerman
  • Matthew and Olivia Wood
  • Louise and Art Yergey