Appalachian State University recently co-hosted a reception in honor of North Carolina delegation members and staff -- among those honored was a Walker College of Business alumnus, Senator Ted Budd.
According to Chancellor Sheri Everts' newsletter to the campus community:
This week I traveled to Washington, D.C., to express appreciation to our federal representatives in Congress and share the many ways we are working to serve students all across our state.
This was an important opportunity to speak with our nation’s leadership about the incredible accomplishments of App State’s faculty, staff and students — specifically, Rep. Virginia Foxx, who chairs the Education and the Workforce Committee, Walker College of Business alumnus Sen. Ted Budd, who was just named to the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. Patrick McHenry, of NC District 10, who represents the Catawba County and Hickory Campus area and serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. I shared many examples of students, faculty and staff contributing to the strength of our community, state and nation. We look forward to additional opportunities like this, including the potential for App State faculty and staff to share their expertise and their work at a federal level.
Budd, originally from Davie County, is a businessman and politician serving as the junior United States senator from North Carolina since 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he had previously served as U.S. representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district from 2017 to 2023.
Budd earned his BSBA degree with a major in business management from App State in 1994.