Dean's Update

Welcome Back to the Walker College of Business

Welcome Back to the Walker College of Business
Aug 21, 2022

Dear business students, faculty, and staff,Welcome back to the Walker College of Business! I hope your summer was the right mix of rest and adventure,...

The weather is predictably unpredictable, and -- as Appalachian State University students and faculty can attest -- seemingly more so in Boone, North Carolina, than in other locales. A February morning is captured in this photo by MBA alumnus and Appalachian assistant marketing director Chris Grulke '18. Grulke snapped the picture of Peacock Hall during unseasonably pleasant weather, around 52 degrees at approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 5, 2019. The path to Peacock Hall (and perhaps a pot of gold?) is b

Dean's Update, February 2019
Feb 11, 2019

Connecting Students to JobsLast week, our students took time to rest and reset during Appalachian’s spring break. This week, we’re back to busines...

Dean's Update: October 2018
Oct 7, 2018

October 15, 2018This past Thursday and Friday was Fall Break for Appalachian, signaling the mid-way point in our semester. While our students take the...

Dean's Update: March 2018
Mar 12, 2018

Preparing Women for Business SuccessBefore spring break, in celebration of Women's History Month, our Women of Walker program hosted profess...

Dean's Update: February 2018
Feb 18, 2018

Connecting Students to Jobs The Walker College of Business network is strong. Events like last week's Walker Spring Connect provide the foundatio...

Dean Heather Norris with colleagues at Walker College Game Day / Appalachian Homecoming 2017

November Dean's Update
Nov 7, 2017

As the last of the leaves fall and winter break approaches, the students in Peacock Hall begin the final push for a successful semester's end.Students...

Dean's Update: Building key relationships with industry, alumni, students and partnering organizations
Oct 5, 2017

This Saturday, thousands of alumni will return to Boone to celebrate Appalachian Homecoming, and we hope to see you! While taking in your old stomping...

Sywassink Award winners from the Walker College of Business are Haley Childers, left, Rachel Keller, Ron Marden, Carol Kline and Betty Coffey. (Photo by Sabrina Cheves)

Summer 2017 Deans Update
Aug 11, 2017

The Walker College of Business is truly engaged in our community, both locally and globally.Recent Activities & AccoladesThis summer alone, we bro...

Members of the Walker College of Business leadership team in Peacock Hall (Photo by Sabrina Cheves)

May 2017 Dean's Update
May 23, 2017

With the exception of welcome improvements being made in our classrooms (most notably new carpet and paint), Peacock Hall is relatively quiet this wee...

Finance alumni and friends recently celebrated the successful completion of the David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments

Broyhill Fellows win regional competition; alumna named CFO of North State Bank, Professor earns Eckstein Prize and more
Mar 13, 2017

Peacock Hall is comparably still this week, as our business students are enjoying spring break, many participating in college faculty-led travel abroa...