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Associate professor of finance named acting vice provost

Associate professor of finance named acting vice provost
Jun 13, 2024

Jamie Parson, an associate professor in the ...

A conceptual rendering of the cybersecurity lab to be constructed on the second floor of App State’s Hickory campus building. Note, designs for the cybersecurity lab are still in development.

App State’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program begins this fall
May 31, 2024

BOONE, N.C. — This fall, Appalachian State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity — the only such program offered by a University of North Carolina System institution...

Wayne and Gigi Miller

Wayne and Gigi Miller ’85: App State provided us with a launchpad for our careers
May 28, 2024


Wayne and Gigi Miller, both 1985 graduates of Appalachian State University, met on campus in Boone. Today they own and operate PrintMarketing, LLC., a full-service print management company...

Dennis Covington ’92, left, and his wife, Katherine, have donated $1.3 million in support of facilities for App State Athletics and academic resources for the Walker College of Business. They are pictured in the end zone of Kidd Brewer Stadium during an App State football game.

App State alum donates $1.3 million in support of App State Athletics and Walker College of Business
Jun 22, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Dennis Covington ’92 and his wife, Katherine, have made a $1.3 million gift to Appalachian State University in support of...

Scary good insurance: Devon Goolsby '20 to lead Granite Insurance's "haunted" program

Scary good insurance: Devon Goolsby '20 to lead Granite Insurance's "haunted" program
Jun 16, 2022

Granite Insurance, a strategic partner of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center (BRIC) at Appalachian State University, recently announced...

Accounting professor named IMA's Academic Mentor of the Year

Accounting professor named IMA's Academic Mentor of the Year
Jun 14, 2022

Kim Zahller, an assistant professor of accounting in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, has received the Ursel K. Albers...

Shows attains QM course certification for MBA 5420, marketing strategy

Shows attains QM course certification for MBA 5420, marketing strategy
Jun 13, 2022

David Shows, an associate professor in the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University and director of...

Walker College staff members earn "shout out" for service during Summer 2022

Walker College staff members earn "shout out" for service during Summer 2022
Jun 1, 2022

Members of the Walker College of Business staff have earned a Staff Senate Staff Shout Out for exemplary service in their work...

NC leaders join Rural Community Capacity program, an NC Commerce and Walker College of Business partnership

NC leaders join Rural Community Capacity program, an NC Commerce and Walker College of Business partnership
May 24, 2022

Representatives from 19 rural communities in North Carolina were at Appalachian State University May 24-25 to kick off a Rural Community Capacity...

Jamie Parson named chief diversity officer at App State

Jamie Parson named chief diversity officer at App State
May 20, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Jamie Parson has been named chief diversity officer at Appalachian State University, effective immediately. Parson is the second...

Taylor attains QM course certification for CIS 5630, data management

Taylor attains QM course certification for CIS 5630, data management
May 19, 2022

Chris Taylor, Appalachian State University's cybersecurity coordinator and senior lecturer in the Walker College of Business' ...