Foundational Needs

Department of Communication General Fund

Help us meet the most critical needs of The Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. This fund has recently been used to outfit student collaboration spaces, update critical infrastructure, and support faculty training. 


Experiential Education

Help prepare students for careers and advanced degrees by supporting off-campus experiences and on-location practice. Your donation will help fund professional shadowing opportunities and field experiences for communication students.


Media Production Education

Support media production education in the Beasley Media Complex by outfitting classrooms with the hands-on technology and equipment students will use in their future careers.



Student Media & Groups

The Appalachian Student News

The Appalachian serves the App State campus, the local community, and residents across four North Carolina and Tennessee counties who rely on The Appalachian for accurate news, information, entertainment, and thought-provoking commentary. Your support ensures that students have the resources needed to prepare them for careers and report news in the community.



AppTV is a student-run cable television channel helping students to become professionals, tell App State's story, and serve the community. Your gift goes toward Supporting Innovative Growth, Networking, and Leadership (SIGNAL Project) through scholarships and new technology.


Intercollegiate Debate and Campus Dialogue

Since 1963 the App State Forensic Union & Debate Team has fostered critical thinking through lively discussion of timely social and political issues. 

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Second Story Media

Second Story Media is a student-run communication team with the mission to help nonprofit clients fulfill their communication objectives while providing meaningful professional experience for students. This student team represents a broad spectrum of communication disciplines, backgrounds, and skill sets, united by a commitment to tell the unique stories of deserving nonprofit clients throughout the High Country.


WASU Radio

WASU-FM is a student-operated radio station and learning laboratory for future broadcasting professionals. Your donation will help fund the critical infrastructure that keeps WASU on the air. 


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