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. Each year since, we reach more community members and make a bigger impact on our community!
April 12 Financial Literacy Volunteer Day
In 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 12 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, students at nearby Watauga and Ashe County High Schools 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