Rich ’85 and Tasse ’86 are from Charlotte, and both majored in Business. Rich is Co-Founder & President of LEAD Technologies and Tasse is a community volunteer. They are the parents of four boys. They met at Appalachian and have been involved with the university over the years, including being members of the Yosef Club, and serving on the Board of Visitors, College of Arts and Science Advancement Council and Alumni Leadership Committee.
Rich and Tasse are also the proud parents of two Appalachian students along with one recent graduate and an incoming freshman, and have enjoyed getting to know other ASU parents from around the state and country. They have enjoyed helping other parents on the Parent Association Board of Directors with freshman move-in day and being able to give back to the University in this unique way as parents.
Will graduated with a degree in Exercise Science with minors in Psychology and Biology in May 2014. He definitely took advantage of being close to the ski areas and trout streams. Jake is a senior who is majoring in Communications Studies with a minor in Business. For the past four years, Jake played the tenor drums for the Marching Mountaineers – North Carolina’s Band of Distinction. Ben is a sophomore majoring in History with a minor in Business and likes being closer to the mountains to ski. Both Will, Jake and Ben have taken advantage of the International opportunities that Appalachian has to offer (Will-New Zealand through Outdoor Programs and Belize through ACTS alternative spring break program. Jake-Japan and Taiwan through the College of Business, England to perform in the London New Year's Day Parade with the Marching Band and Poland through the Department of Communication. Ben-France, Germany and Austria through the History Department).
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