Impact Report


$432,238 total donations

41,203 Current CAS alumni

$347 Average gift size

$222,566 total in Scholarships awarded by the College and CAS Departments

'76, '78 & '96 Class years with the most gifts

Ultimate Guide to Take Action

How to get involved or support the College of Arts and Sciences new and future students, faculty and staff.

1. MAKE 

a gift to the Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund to provide resources that can be used to transform the student experience and support faculty in the college


for a matching gift from your employer


a student internship or mentorship opportunity


a gift in your estate planning


a gift of a scholarship


the college on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube and stay in touch


graduates from Appalachian


your time on a board or committee


a classroom or space on campus, like in the newly renovated Sanford Hall.


a monthly or yearly routine of supporting your favorite area at your alma mater to support future generations.


Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

 Image of AmeriCorps members & AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers. Photo by Americorps.

Sociology faculty lead charity initiatives for the holidays

Appalachian State University’s Department of Sociology oversees two programs this time of year that benefits populations in need in the surrounding ...

Ellucian PATH Scholarship program logo. Image provided by Ellucian

App State receives $25,000 from Ellucian Foundation to support students with PATH scholarships

Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences was selected to receive the 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) ...

Student & Faculty Excellence

Dr. Micheal Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael OpataDr. Michael Opata, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recip...

Dr. Jon Davenport Safe fund recipient, photo provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jon Davenport

Dr. Jon Davenport, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipientProject: Size Matters: The Influence ...

Dr. Twilia Wingrove, Department of Psychology, Photo Provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Twilia Wingrove

Dr. Twilia Wingrove, experimental psychology program director and associate professor, Department of PsychologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) f...