Recognizing his passion for research and his long standing support of the college and university, the Walker College of Business will name the newly renovated Lee Barnes Graduate Programs and Research Suite in Peacock Hall in honor of alumnus Lee Barnes.
Last year, Barnes pledged $300,000 to establish the Lee Barnes Benefaction for Learning Enhancement and Enrichment Fund, which will continue support for the Barnes Scholars Program, and further student and faculty research endeavors in the college. Thanks to Barnes' support, newly formed Barnes Program Research Grants will provide business students with up to $2000 in funding to engage in research with a faculty mentor outside of the normal classroom experience.
Barnes is a Walker College alumnus and a member of Appalachian State University's Board of Trustees.
Walker College of Business student research projects often lead to poster or oral presentations by the student at on-and off-campus conferences and papers co-authored by the student and a faculty mentor that are submitted for publication in a professional or academic outlet. A Walker College of Business faculty committee evaluates proposals. For more information, visit business.appstate.edu/students/research.