Why Give

Why Give

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) connects Appalachian State University to the tradition of a well-rounded education, providing instruction and research essential to the university’s mission. CAS is the largest college at Appalachian and provides the foundation for all students through general education courses. Support from alumni and friends is critical to our continued success. 

Mike Madritch, Interim Dean

Recently, I met with a young alumnus who was in the process of establishing an endowed scholarship at Appalachian. As one of our younger donors, I was interested in understanding the motivation for his gift. He had a transformational experience while attending App State and wants to pass that experience on to future generations. 

When you support the College of Arts and Sciences, you help provide scholarships, travel funds, quality educational spaces, technology and more for our students and faculty. 

Your gift can make a difference in the lives of our students and faculty, who in turn make a difference in our communities, our nation and our world. 

Thank you for your support, now and in the future,

- Mike Madritch, Dean

Your Impact

Since 1985, Appalachian has been consistently ranked by university presidents across the nation as one of the top schools in the country. The reason is easy to see - in addition to its traditional college atmosphere and its four-season splendor, Appalachian boasts some of the finest teachers, scholars and programs anywhere.

CAS is home to many of these outstanding assets. The departments of the College not only prepare students in a variety of majors and career preparatory programs, but also serve as the liberal arts component of the University's professional schools. The following are a few examples of how your assistance impacts the lives of our students and faculty by providing support for their academic and professional goals.

Student Funding

Attracting and retaining outstanding students is essential for enhancing the vitality and growth of the quality of the University. Financial support in these areas help students gain valuable experience while being able to focus directly on their academic pursuits.  

  • undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • research assistant stipend for graduate and undergraduate students
  • teaching assistant stipends for graduate students

Faculty Support

Funds are needed to support scholars across the breadth of disciplines in the College. The following are ways your support helps students and faculty with their scholarly ambitions.

  • outstanding teaching awards
  • research funds
  • publishing support

Extracurricular Learning Opportunities

An active faculty and student body are essential for the College to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. Our hope is to provide students with opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom setting.

  • guest lecture series
  • supplies and equipment for research and laboratories
  • seminars for faculty and students
  • study-related travel in the U.S. and internationally

Through these areas, your support will provide quality teaching and outstanding opportunities for our students and faculty. For more about how CAS plans to develop and grow, read our Strategic Plan. For further information about investing in the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact:

Jasmin McFayden '10
Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (828) 262-4019
Email: mcfaydenja@appstate.edu

Please make checks payable to:
Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.
ASU Box 32176
Boone, NC 28608