Celebration of Giving

A message from Dean Huff

Marie HuffDear Friends,

Hello and greetings from Boone! Even though we are unable to host our annual Celebration of Giving luncheon this year, I want you to know how much we appreciate everything you are doing for the students and programs in the Beaver College of Health Sciences. None of us could do what we do without the support and encouragement of others around us. We are fortunate to have so many committed alumni, community partners and collaborators, as well as faculty and staff, who are invested in helping our students achieve their dreams of bringing health to new heights. 

Today the College has an enrollment of over 3,700 students. These students are earning their degrees in a number of diverse programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of individuals, families and communities, and your support contributes to their successes every single day. In addition, the College boasts high retention and graduation rates, and students are passing their licensure exams at rates that are well above the state and national averages. And most importantly, students graduating from the Beaver College of Health Sciences are finding successful employment in high-demand health fields and/or are matriculating to advanced graduate programs. 

Thanks to all of you who are supporting student scholarships. As you know, these scholarships enable us to recruit and retain the best and brightest students and to provide financial support to students who otherwise might not be able to afford an education at Appalachian State University. 

I look forward to seeing you in the near future and thanking you in person for your support. Meanwhile, please reach out to me any time with your questions, suggestions or concerns. And let me know if you are going to be on campus. I would love to see you!


Marie Huff, Dean

Ayah Hatcher's Celebration of Giving speech 2021

Priscilla Holmes' speech for Celebration of Giving 2021

Thank you to our donors

Beaver College of Health Sciences

  • The Beaver College of Health Sciences Advisory Council Scholarships

  • The David D. Phoenix Travel Fund

  • The Dean’s Scholarship

  • The Donald C. Beaver College of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarships

  • The Founding Dean Dr. Fred Whitt and Donna Whitt Endowed Scholarship

  • The Girls on the Run Scholarship 

  • The Harkrader Family Scholarship

  • The Dr. Joseph Wainright Miller, Ed.D. & Joanna Miller Lyall Scholarship

  • The Maria Winkler-Hyams Scholarship Endowment

  • The Moody and Natali Chisholm Endowed Scholarship for Health Sciences

  • The Richard G. Sparks Scholarship

  • The Robert L. Cobb Memorial Scholarship

  • The Roscoe L. & Jane J. Billings Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The William Glenn Little International Travel Endowment for Health Sciences

Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Scholarships

  • The Clif and Missy Flintom Scholarship

  • The Delia and Marshall Courtney Scholarship 

  • The Drs. Gary and Kim McCullough Scholarship

  • The Hillery H. Rink, Jr. Scholarship for Speech-Language Pathology

  • The LOGOS Scholarship

  • The Millard Meador Endowed Scholarship

  • The Speech Center, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

  • The Vernon Endowed Scholarship

Health & Exercise Science

  • The Aaron Ross Shapiro Foundation Scholarship for Exercise Science

  • The Athletic Training Scholarship

  • The Cleone Hodges Endowed Public Health Scholarship

  • The Dr. John H. Williams Memorial Scholarship for Public Health

  • Lowell Furman Scholarship for Athletic Training

  • The Eric & Katherine DeGroat Memorial Scholarship for Exercise Science

  • Randy Collins Scholarship for Athletic Training

  • The Ronald W. (Doc) Kanoy Athletic Training Scholarship

  • The W.H. & Louise Martin Health Sciences Scholarship

Health Care Management

  • The ALG Senior, LLC Scholarship in Senior Housing Management

  • The David D. Phoenix and Brydon S. Greene Endowed Scholarship

  • The Health Care Management Scholarship

  • The Kevin Bilson Scholarship for Health Care Management

  • The Well-Spring Endowed Scholarship


  • The Annie Dougherty Rufty Scholarship

  • The Betty Conley Lyerly Endowed Scholarship for Nutrition and Foods

  • The Heather Williams Meyler - Well-Spring Scholarship in Nutrition

  • The John and Vivian Welborn Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Nutrition and Foods

  • The Mary Hoffman Farthing Scholarship

  • The Virginia Brown, Lillie Perry, and Elizabeth Scoggins Scholarship for Nutrition and Foods


  • The Aaron Ross Shapiro Foundation Scholarship for Nursing

  • The Carolie Paulus White Endowed Scholarship

  • The Delia and Marshall Courtney Scholarship

  • The Do Unto Others Nursing Scholarship

  • The Hughlene Bostian Frank Endowed Scholarship 

  • The Jennifer K. Adkins, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Leigh Ann Cable Memorial Scholarship

  • The Dick & Laura Page Endowed Scholarship 

  • The Marcus Edward Archer and Carol Meeks Archer and Family Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • The Meme McKensie Brown Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

  • The Sheltering Home Circle of the King's Daughters and Sons Nursing Scholarship

Recreation Management & Physical Education

  • The Dr. Wayne E. Williams, Jr. Recreation Management Scholarship

  • The Edward T. Turner Endowed Scholarship for Physical Education

  • The Eric & Katherine DeGroat Memorial Recreation Management and Physical Education Scholarship

  • The James Avant Academic Endowed Scholarship 

  • The Recreation Management Association Endowed Scholarship 

  • The Roger Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Physical Education

Social Work

  • The Carol J. Gross Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The David Memorial Scholarship

  • The Delia and Marshall Courtney Scholarship

  • The Master of Social Work Leadership in Equity & Empowerment (LEE) Scholarship

  • The Nancy Kester Neale Endowed Scholarship

  • The Social Justice Scholarship in Social Work

  • The Stephanie Aneta Randall Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships for 2021-2022

  • John & Gail Yearick Nursing Scholarship
  • Thalia J. Coleman Scholarship for Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Phillip Lewis Hardin Endowed Scholarship
  • BCBSNC Beaver College of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarships
  • Doug & Dianne Williams Scholarship for Health Care Management
  • Doug  & Dianne Williams Scholarship for Nursing
  • Ashlyn T. Lowder Scholarship for Exercise Science
  • The Roos Family Endowed Scholarship for BCHS