Faculty and staff
Faculty/staff donate $5 million, receive gold block A pins
The Appalachian State University “block A” lapel pin has become a symbol of pride not only for alumni and students, but also for faculty and staff.
As a token of appreciation to faculty and staff who have made financial commitments in support of the Campaign for Appalachian, a limited edition, gold-plated version of the treasured block A recently was presented to each of these loyal and generous members of the Appalachian Family.
Patrick K. Setzer ’90 ’98 on why he gives
As a 24-year member of the Appalachian faculty and staff family, I have always been impressed and humbled by the giving nature of my colleagues on campus. It seems that “when a need arises,” Appalachian faculty and staff respond with open minds and open hearts. I am very proud of this fact and I trust that you are as well. The university will soon celebrate the culmination of a multi-year comprehensive campaign that has, at the heart of it, been about protecting and enhancing the Appalachian Experience. While I know that this Appalachian Experience is different from one individual to the next, I believe it’s intrinsically a positive, healthy, and memorable experience.