Walker College of Business alumni and friends gathered this month to celebrate the successful completion of the David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments at Appalachian State University.
The March 2, 2017 event, held in Charlotte, NC, brought together more than 50 alumni who, as students at Appalachian State University, participated in the Bowden Investment Group (BIG), most of whom provided financial support to the Thompson Professorship.
The endowed professorship was established by alumni and friends to help Appalachian retain top future faculty who will advise the BIG.
Thompson joined the faculty at Appalachian in 2010 as an adjunct instructor. He is a retired General Partner and CFO of WEDGE Capital Management, LLP. Read more.
At the event, former colleagues Brad Fisher '85 and Brad Horstmann '90, as well as BIG co-advisor and Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance Chair Delbert Goff, Walker College Dean Heather Norris and past BIG participant Madison Bigham '14 brought comments. The speakers presented Thompson with a commemorative book in recognition of his contributions to the Bowden Investment Group.