Transfer Alumni Network
The Appalachian Alumni Association and Transfer Admissions and Engagement are collaborating to create a Transfer Alumni Network! This network connects alumni whose collegiate careers started off the mountain but ended as graduates of Appalachian State University. This community based network will engage transfer alumni, current transfer students, future transfer students, and the University through social networking and professional development opportunities.
As we create this new network we'll need board members to help create the network and structure. Read a call to action from our first Board President:
My name is Kate Hayes, I am a proud legacy transfer and two-time Appalachian graduate! While the beginning of our collegiate journeys and paths to App differ, the unforgettable memories and knowledge gained during our time in Boone are consistent.
As graduates, we have established new communities and connections. With these connections, our personal and professional networks have broadened with one similar Appalachian tie. As transfer alumni, our Appalachian stories are unique and can serve as a guiding voice to current transfer and future transfer students at Appalachian State University. For that reason, I’m excited to announce the creation of a Transfer Alumni Network to connect past, current, and future transfer students to this amazing institution. The Transfer Alumni Network connects alumni whose collegiate careers started off the mountain but ended as graduates of Appalachian State University. This community-based network will engage transfer alumni, current transfer students, future transfer students, and the University through a combination of virtual and in-person social networking and professional development opportunities. Are you interested in helping create and shape the structure for this community and assist me in getting this network off the ground? If so, please take a minute to complete this leadership interest survey!
With Mountaineer Pride,
Kate Hayes ‘16 & ‘17
More events coming soon!
Points of Pride
Transfer Residence Hall: We are excited to announce that this Fall 2021, University Housing and Transfer Admissions and Engagement will offer an exciting living opportunity for our transfer students through Mountain Laurel Hall. In this 248 bed hall (located in the former Appalachian Panhellenic Hall), transfer students will be surrounded by other transfer students from a range of institutions around the country who will live and experience their new environment together through community and expanded programming.
Additionally, a Transfer Student Center, located in Mountain Laurel Hall, provides ALL transfer students a space to gather, socialize, study, find support, relax, and learn of campus resources. The center provides a unique space for students to participate in events and programming that create new connections and build their circle of support.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll: For the past five years Appalachian State University has been named to PTK’s Transfer Honor Roll. This designation honors excellence and success in creating transfer pathways for community college students. We are evaluated on our institutional partnerships, community college outreach, and transfer innovations. This past year we were the only UNC institution to be designated with this honor!
Mentors: Transfer Admissions and Engagement provides our students access to both Student & Faculty mentors. The Transfer Student Mentors is a volunteer leadership group who assist incoming transfer students by providing accurate information and advice and helping new students get connected with the Appalachian campus. Over 125 Faculty Transfer Mentors assist students on the academic side by helping students understand the curriculum and provide guidance, support and referrals.
What are you up to?
We know since you’ve left Appalachian, you are doing incredible work. We'd like to highlight that to the campus, your fellow alumni, and our students. In future newsletters we may even feature you! Share your story with us!
Coming to a new institution as a transfer student can be difficult and Transfer Admissions and Engagement works hard to ease that transition. As you consider supporting Appalachian as an alumni, know that you can designate where your money is directed and Transfer Admissions and Engagement would greatly appreciate your support. Your money would support our Transfer Student Mentor program, fund transfer student scholarships, help us provide transfer student events and programming, and work towards the future goal of a Transfer Student Center in the Plemmons Student Union. Make a Gift!