On-campus reception for scholarship donors and their recipients provides an annual opportunity for business students to meet their benefactors

An on-campus reception for scholarship donors and their recipients provides an annual opportunity for business students at Appalachian State University to meet their benefactors.

 On Friday, October 19, 2018, in the Parkway Ballroom in the Plemmons Student Union, more than 200 students met the donors who have helped make possible their Appalachian Experience through scholarship giving.

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Doris and Dawn Medlin

During the program, Dr. B. Dawn Medlin, professor of computer information systems in the Walker College of Business, spoke from the donor perspective and, during her comments, she announced the creation of a new, endowed scholarship in honor of her mother, Doris. Dr. Medlin had previously created three endowed scholarships in the Walker College — the Kathy Edwards Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship for Computer Information Systems, the Best Friends Scholarship for Business and the Women of Walker Scholarship for females in business.

RaShaun Robinson

Pictured top are Doris (left) and Dawn Medlin; Pictured middle is RaShaun Robinson; and Pictured bottom is Nick Bailey.

Junior marketing major RaShaun Robinson and junior accounting major Nick Bailey are two of the 2018 scholarship beneficiaries.

Nick Bailey

Both brought remarks during the 2018 event from the student perspective, and both shared touching stories of how scholarship funding changed their lives. 

Just under $600,000 was awarded to business students this academic year. However, the need remains great, as fewer than 10% of Appalachian business students receive scholarship awards annually.

Support Business Student Scholarships at Appalachian

Establishing an endowed scholarship is an excellent way to recognize outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments of students while honoring or commemorating the contributions of others. Donors may also create endowed scholarships in someone's honor. Learn more or give online today, business.appstate.edu/partner/give/scholarship-giving.

Apply for Business Scholarships at Appalachian

Complete one online application to be considered for all undergraduate upperclassmen Walker College of Business scholarships as well as MS in Accounting scholarships. Online application opens the first week of December. For more information or to apply online, visit business.appstate.edu/students/scholarships.

Walker College of Business scholarship recipients and donors during the 2018 reception at Appalachian State University
Published: Nov 16, 2018 3:59pm