Dear Parents and Family Members,
It is astonishing to me how quickly 2014 is coming to a close. What an amazing year it has been! This year, Appalachian has truly become my home, and it has been my honor to work with our incredibly accomplished faculty, dedicated staff and talented students, as well as the passionate alumni and friends who support Appalachian in so many ways.
As I look to 2015, a key priority for me is to ensure strong financial support for our university, and I am very pleased to report that the Campaign for Appalachian is close to reaching, and surpassing, its $200 million goal.
I can't emphasize enough how important this is, because when you take the time to make an investment in our students, you are also making an investment in the value of an Appalachian education. Our students benefit; our faculty and staff benefit; our alumni benefit; our state, region and nation benefit. The impact is so far-reaching, it extends across the globe. And, it all comes back to the difference one person - who makes an investment of any size - can make.
If you have any doubt whether you can make a difference, I hope you will take a moment to watch the video on our campaign page. Become inspired to join the many faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made gifts both large and small and who continue to make a difference in the world... one student at a time.
Sheri N. Everts Chancellor