• Living for a peaceful world
  • A French perspective on the Appalachian Experience
  • A Rich Learning Experience
  • Vargas’ year in France affirms self-reliance, inspires him to give back
  • Research opportunities and so much more
  • Taking sustainable living to a new level
  • Hope finds her passion
  • A real-world learning lab
  • Tom and Melinda Cook  + 3 – a true Appalachian family
  • The Appalachian Fund: Every Gift Makes a Difference

The Cathy P. Walling Visiting Artist Endowment

Clay artist and painter Cathy P. Walling ’78 was passionate about sharing her creations with everyone, and in many ways her art was designed for that purpose.

To that end, her son, Luke Walling, founder of Temprano Techvestors in Newton, has established two new funds to support Appalachian State University’s Department of Art.

The endowment will support the Department of Art’s visiting lecture series and the renovation of a large portion of Wey Hall into an open display and gallery space housing student art and a senior studio area. The renovation fund will support improving existing classrooms and office space, creating flexible work areas and providing cutting-edge equipment for faculty and students.

Cathy Walling passed away in January 2014 following a 10-year battle with leukemia. She lived in Sherrills Ford.

Contacts

Audra H. Vaz

Director of Development for College of Fine and Applied Arts

(828) 262-6980

vazah@appstate.edu