Alumni & Giving

The Doctoral Program values its relationship with alumni and friends who are important members of the Appalachian Family. Building upon these relationships provides the advocacy and support needed to make the program successfully educate new scholars. 

We invite you to learn more about how you can become more involved with the program and its students.


The Office of Alumni Affairs is pleased to provide networking opportunities, affinity program discounts, alumni chapter gatherings and special events, merchandise, photos, and much more to all members of The Appalachian Family!

Update Your Information

Stay connected! Update your contact information with the Appalachian Alumni Association.


The Goldbook is an alumni benefit that provides access to search tools, class notes, career services, and much more. To access, alumni must be registered on the site and logged in. Register or update your information.

Chapters & Affinity Groups

Appalachian State Alumni Chapters and Affinity Groups connect graduates and friends to the university by engaging them through events that foster pride and create a lifelong connection to Appalachian.  Find yours today!

Alumni & Giving Societies

Appalachian State University appreciates and recognizes our donors and supporters in a variety of ways:

Rhododendron Society

The Rhododendron Society recognizes graduates of Appalachian State University whose service as teachers, librarians, human service professionals or administrators has reflected great credit on themselves and the University.

1899 Legacy Society

The 1899 Legacy Society members have included a provision for Appalachian State University in their estate plans. Above and beyond any regular giving habits, this action demonstrates extraordinary commitment to the University and exceptional faith in the future of an educated people. For more information on the 1899 Legacy Society please contact the Office of Gift Planning, 828-262-3192 or email

Chancellor's Society

The Chancellor's Society recognizes donors who annually support Appalachian State University at the $5,000 level or higher. Chancellor's Society members are eligible to register for a complimentary campus visitor-parking pass.


Donors like you make the Doctoral Program so successful. Your ongoing support helps us sustain education locally and globally by preparing quality educators through robust academics, service opportunities, professional development, and community engagement. 

Why Give


Over 375 students were awarded almost $950,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year - more than any other college at Appalachian, however only six of these scholarships were for doctoral students. Please help us support our future doctoral leaders by making a donation online today or by contacting Gina Harwood at or by calling 828-262-6563.

Ways to Give

Support student scholarships, learn about naming opportunities, or add the Doctoral Program to your estate plan! There are many ways to support our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please contact Gina Harwood to learn about opportunities that fit your interests. 

Online: Give online here.

By mail: Send your check payable to the Appalachian State University Foundation, or a written pledge, to Gina Harwood (Advancement Services, Appalachian State University, Box 32176, Boone, NC 28608-2014). Please note the intended use of the funds on your check or in your written pledge.

Payroll deductions: Appalachian State University has arranged a payroll deduction plan for University employees who wish to contribute in this manner. Learn more

By phone: 828-262-6812 / Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm ET. Please have your credit card information ready.