50th Anniversary Commemoration to be held Thursday, April 7

After a previously planned event was postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Walker College of Business will soon commemorate its 50th anniversary with a program and reception on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Thursday, April 7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Comments at 4:15 p.m.

The event will be held on the lawn next to Valborg Theater (adjacent to Peacock, formerly Raley, Hall). 

Parking will be available at the College Street Parking Deck.

Refreshments will be available.

The event is free and open to the public. 

The college was founded in 1970 with only one department, the Department of Economics and Business, which moved from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Since, business professors in the Walker College have educated more than 50,000 students, inspiring them to become leaders in business. Today, the Walker College houses six departments — Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Banking & Insurance, Management, and Marketing & Supply Chain Management  — with 10 undergraduate majors and three graduate programs.

Speakers will include App State Chancellor Sheri Everts and past deans of the Walker College, including Dr. William Muse, Dr. Paul Combs, Dr. Ken Peacock, Dr. Randy Edwards and Dr. Heather Norris.

About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers 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. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at business.appstate.edu

50th Anniversary Commemoration to be held Thursday, April 7
Published: Apr 6, 2022 12:49pm