Global and Civic Engagement

Global and Civic Engagement

The Walker College of Business supports global and civic engagement for all students, faculty and staff. The three areas of emphasis are social & environmental sustainability, diversity & inclusion and international programs. These emphases are central to the College mission to deliver transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative, and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally.

As a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network —  a global platform that affirms the university’s commitment to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals — the Walker College has focused its efforts on SDG # 8SDG # 12, and SDG #15. Learn more.

Recent News

Spring 2024 Courageous Conversations Recap

A recent article published by the Appalachian highlights the spring edition of the Walker College of Business' Courageous Conversations series.The art...

12 business students to participate in Holland Fellows exchange

2024 Holland Fellows Cohort Announced

Twelve Appalachian State University business students have been named 2024 Holland Fellows; they will participate in an international business exchang...

Global Good conference helps 'revision tourism' to be better for the planet

On November 10, 2023, Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business hosted Global Good, a full-day conference centered around the theme of...

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App State professor to host Interactions + Attractions, a podcast about rural tourism in North Carolina

North Carolina’s rural tourism initiative, UPLIFT, has launched a podcast series, Interactions + Attractions, hosted by Dr. Carol Kline, A...

Guignet, Sugg earn NSF grant to study the effects of air pollution and climate change on maternal and child health

Guignet, Sugg earn NSF grant to study the effects of air pollution and climate change on maternal and child health

Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Dennis Guignet has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study The Effects of Toxic Air ...

Panel (L-R): Wanda Coles, Roberta Jackson, Anitra Ball, Lynn Patterson, Traci Royster

Junaluska panelists share candid stories and advice at the Courageous Conversations panel discussion

Four women from Boone’s historically black Junaluska community shared stories and perspectives to a full house in the Rosen Concert Hall auditorium ...

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