Gifts & Grants Archive
Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, and Susan Pettyjohn, vice chancellor for university advancement, hold a check symbolic of gifts made by members of the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974 and 1969, who celebrated their reunion year during Homecoming at Appalachian State University. The nearly $5 million given by these alumni have helped the university raise more than $197 million toward the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian, which ends in December. Looking on is Patrick Setzer, executive director of alumni affairs and annual giving. (Photo by Troy Tuttle)
Grants will serve students in an 11-county area in Western North Carolina
BOONE—Appalachian State University has received two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence
BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.
BOONE—Carol Grotnes Belk, for whom Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons is named, died Aug. 25.
She, along with her husband Ike, supported numerous higher education and collegiate athletics projects across the state and the southeast. She and her husband are known for the gift of artwork and sculptures located across Appalachian’s campus.