Dean's Club

Walker College of Business Dean's Club

The Walker College Dean’s Club is an annual giving society designed to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing our academic programs. Contributions from Dean’s Club members provide unrestricted support each year for critical needs in the college such as: student scholarships, travel funds for faculty and students to attend course-related conferences and/or visits to corporations, seed money for new programs or opportunities within the college, and resources to bring guest lecturers, such as leaders in business and government, to the classroom.

Join the Dean's Club Today

There are four levels of membership, based on giving level.

  • Elite - $10,000+
  • Fellow - $5,000 to $9,999
  • Roundtable - $2,500 to $4,999
  • Associate - $1,000 to $2,499

Become a Member

To join, contact Walker College of Business Director of Development Will Sears at 828.262.6231,, or ASU Box 32037, Boone, NC 28608-2037. Or make a gift online using a credit card.


How does this help our students and faculty?

  • $500 funds a corporate visit for a student group of 15.
  • $1,000 provides a scholarship for a deserving student toward his/her annual in-state tuition and fees.
  • $1,706 funds travel, lodging and registration fees for a faculty member to attend a professional conference.
  • $2,600 recently provided funds for travel and lodging for a four-day trip by ten students and two faculty members in the Investment Management Class to NYC, including visits to Wall Street, the Stock Exchange and key investment firms.
  • $5,000 provides seed money to develop a new international study program.


In return for their generosity, Dean’s Club members may receive:

  • Credit toward membership in Appalachian's Chancellor's Society, which offers free parking on campus.
  • Invitations to numerous college receptions and activities, including CEO lectures and chancellor events.
  • Personal communication from the office of the dean.


2017-18 Dean's Club Members:

Elite Level

George and Sherri Baldwin
Lee and Christy Barnes
Judy and Winfield Beroth
Broyhill Family Foundation
Marshall and Kris Croom
Jane and Brad Fisher
Patrick and Coleen Getzen
Mary Bost and Michael Gray
The Kennedy-Herterich Foundation
   Karyn and Dieter Herterich
Tommy Hudspeth
Doug and Teresa Johnson
Scott and Deanna Lampe
Phil and Lisa Ostwalt
Caroline and Wiley Roark
Dennis and Mary Jo Rochelle
Hayes and Susan Smith
Kenan and Tracy Smith
Craig and Christine Stephenson
Don and Pattie Stephenson
Rick and Marcia Stephenson
G.A. and Shirley Sywassink
Dave and Cathy Thompson
Joe Towell
Frankie Willis 

Fellow Level

Allison and Walker Abney
Edward Boyles
Thomas G Brown Family Charitable Foundation
Jim and Karen Burr
Tom, Melinda & Colby Cook
Pam and Leigh Dunston

Jack Elledge
Angela and David Harrison
Helen and Kirk Hollifield
Emily and Joe Piacentino
John and Tracey Roos
Eddie Sams and Pamela Brock
Brad and Maureen Sparks
Richard Sparks
Mark Trivette
Ron Woods 

Roundtable Level

James Connors and Meg Spivey-Connors
Katherine and Dennis Covington

Harry Davis
Sam and Angela Formby
Bob and Susan Hambright
Benjamin and Bonnie Hamrick
Larry and Susan Harris
Joshua and Michelle Huffman
J Gary Meggs and Lorilee Medders
Liz and Jeff Mick
Donald McNeill
Heather and Rob Norris
Kathy Oszmianski Pou
Nolan and Stacy Reedy
Wayne and Teresa Robbins
Bill and Judy Sears
Jack and Phyllis Sheffield
Frank and Betsy Skidmore
Jerry and Rhonda Smith
Buddy Thomas 
Louis and Susan Walters

Associate Level

Anthony and Paula Adams
Cantey and Leslie Alexander
Patrick and Tonya Alexander
Chris Baltz
Sandy and Ralph Barnhardt
Roger and Wendy Beahm
Milton Bentley
John Blackburn
Ryan and Kruti Bolick
Kim and Brad Bostick
Tammy and Chuck Bramley
Roxanne Caldwell
Summie and Debbie Carter
John Clements
Kevin & Amanda Johnson Coggins
Dan, Fairley & Ben Cook
Laura and Rob Crandall
Brian and Clare Dalgetty
Patrick and Jennifer Danehy
Randy and Margaret Edwards
Karen Epermanis
Darren and Cynthia Eubanks
LaVonda and Mark Everhart
Frank and Lin Gentry
Delbert and Diane Goff
Bruce Greenland
Craig and Nancy Greenwood
Preston and Brandy Hadley
W. Skyler and Nicole Harrison
Karen and Keith Holland
Perry Hudspeth
Joshua and Michelle Huffman
Lakshmi and Venkat Iyer
Sam and Sharon Kaufman
Claudia Kelley
Keith and Cheryl Kiser
Jefferey and Amy Lewis
Lynn and Chris McNeil
Dawn Medlin
Martin and Linda Meznar
Anne and Tommy Miller, Sr.
Tommy and Lisa Miller
Beth G. Monaghan
Allison and Bo Moss
Beth Murray
Thomas Nerad
Kay Norwood
Norm and Patricia Potter
Virginia and Ben Powell
Ken and Ruth Reece
Doug and Amy Rumford
Michael Saunders
Will and Gail Sears
Gerry Smith and David Syfert
Jill Sparks 
Sandi Solomon
Arnie and Kathleen Thompson
Carl and Jennifer Thompson
Paul Thompson
Transportation Insight, LLC
Jason and Mitzi Triplett
Sandy Vannoy
Bob and Debra Webb
Jim Westerman
Hunter and Joy Widener