Service Week

In 2016, the Walker Fellows organized the first-ever Walker College of Business Service Day. In 2017, the Walker College expanded the initiative to offer opportunities to not only students at Appalachian State University, but also members of the faculty and staff and Walker College of Business alumni. In 2018, we hope to reach more community members and make a bigger impact on our community! #WCOBServiceWeek.

Service Week: April 15-21

2018 activities include:

  • April 15-21: Walker College Graduate Programs Office, Executive Impact Canned Food Drive
  • April 20: Reality of Money Workshop for local K-12 Schools
  • April 17: American Marketing Association Adopt-A-Highway 

To register your service project as part of the 2018 Walker College of Business Service Week, please complete the registration form.  If you need inspiration, review this list of service opportunities.

Past Service Activities

April 20 Financial Literacy Volunteer Day

The Reality of Money VideoIn conjunction with financial literacy month, students, faculty, staff and alumni of Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business will join together on Friday, April 20 to offer Western NC high school students a glimpse into their future. Through their participation in a simulation presented by the visitors from Appalachian, with support from the State Employees' Credit Union, ninth graders at nearby Ashe County High School will be transformed into young adults with jobs, debt, families and other real-world responsibilities, and have the opportunity to learn:

  • Advantages of additional education after high school 
  • The building blocks to prepare for a secure financial future 
  • How to make smart decisions with money now

Ashe County High School

  • Serve 270 ninth grade students in 3 sessions
  • Transportation, lunch and t-shirt included 

Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Volunteers Depart Peacock Hall
  • 8:00 a.m.  Volunteer Training at ACHS
  • 11:45 a.m. Volunteer Lunch
  • 2:30 p.m. Vans Return to Peacock Hall