Alumni & Giving

The Reich College of Education 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 RCOE a premier college of education. 

We invite you to learn more about how you can become more involved with the college 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!

Share Your Story

Social: Connect with the RCOE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @AppstateRCOE, as well as on LinkedIn.

Alumni features: Share how you are impacting education in your community since graduation for a chance to be featured in an alumni web story.  Complete the RCOE Alumni Story Questionnaire today! 

Update Your Information

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

Alumni Profile

Creating an alumni profile is a benefit that provides access to search tools, class notes 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 Reich College of Education 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. All of these make the RCOE first for teaching. 

Why Give


Over 360 students were awarded almost $980,000 in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Your support funds college access and educational opportunities for our students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. 

The college recognizes the donors and scholars at an annual Scholarship Reception.  Are you a student and would like to apply for scholarships? Learn more!

Program Support

Numerous programs within the RCOE serve the campus and the community. An example is the Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) program, which serves approximately 200 students annually. ACES is a four-year scholar program for future teachers focusing on mentoring, leadership, service, and personal and professional development. Your support funds program administration and professional development and community engagement opportunities for these students. 

Student, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Success

The RCOE strives to foster a wide-reaching community of practice. Examples include support for student educational travel and faculty travel - regional, national and international.  Your support funds these opportunities, which help to establish collaborative partnerships for teaching and research. 

Dean's Fund

Contributions to the Dean's Fund provide unrestricted support for the most critical needs of the RCOE. Your support funds college strategic initiatives, including creating a transformational educational experience and preserving faculty and staff excellence, among others. Learn more

Do the Reich Thing, Feed Yosef!

In 2019, the Reich College of Education’s Advancement Board created an initiative to help students who face food insecurities. Your support can help continue their efforts to provide students in need with campus dining cards. Make a gift to the Feed Yosef Fund to support the Grant Dean Food Pantry and provide campus dining meal cards for students with food insecurities. Learn more.

Ways to Give

Support student scholarships, learn about naming opportunities or add the Reich College of Education to your estate plan! There are many ways to support our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please contact Michael Odom 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 Michael Odom (Advancement Services, Appalachian State University, Box 32014, 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.