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Homecoming Heroes

Greetings from the Office of Alumni Affairs at Appalachian!  We are excited to introduce to you Homecoming 2019!  This year’s Homecoming festivities include a series of exciting changes, and we hope you will consider joining us on campus on October 18th and 19th.  Our new programming pairs the Homecoming traditions we love with a celebration of the very best of Appalachian’s arts, academics, athletics, and student programs.

Be a Homecoming Hero!

We’re dreaming big with our programming and need some help from heroes to make it all happen!  Our Homecoming Heroes provide donations between $75 (classes from 2009 - 2019) and $100 toward Homecoming programming, which makes alumni outreach and engagement possible.  As a small gesture of our thanks for the loyalty and support, Homecoming Heroes receive a commemorative button to wear for the weekend, recognition in print and online promotions, and a discount offer on activities and hotel rooms. 

To become a Homecoming Hero, please complete the Homecoming Hero registration or print and return the 2019 Homecoming Hero PDF Form below, via mail to ASU Box 32015; Boone, NC 28608. For additional information or if you have questions about the Homecoming Hero program, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 1-866 756-ALUM (2586) or email

Please note: Hero packets will be available for pick up on Friday, October 18 at the McKinney Alumni Center from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or at the Alumni Welcome table at APPtoberfest.

Download: 2019 Homecoming Hero Forms

2019 Homecoming Heroes

Julia R. Adams '56
Charles H. Belcher '91 and Lindsay M. Belcher
Stephanie Billings '92 and Patrick Billings '92
Sam Bostian '04
Timothy Bowles '90 and Tanya Bowles
Sarah-Davis Cagle '06 '19
Michael Clifton '03 and Rachel Clifton '03
Jeannine Underdown Collins '79 '81
Sara D'Ambrosio '01 and Anthony D'Ambrosio '01
Ryan Davenport '00 and Jennifer Davenport '99
Scott Eckholdt '01
Randy Edwards '77 '78 and Margaret K. Edwards '79
David English '04 '06 and Shannon English
Donna Sharpe Fiori '80
Erik H. Geldbach '99 and Heather S.Geldbach '00
Vaughn Hayes '68 and Frances Hayes
Darin C. Hodges '15 and Heidi Yates-Hodges
Perry G. Hudspeth '71 and Nanci H. Hudspeth '71
Chelsea R. Johnson '08
Melissa Little '98
Tasse A. Little '86 and Richard Little '85
Judy G. Mays '69 '72 Rober Mays  '68 '71
Michael McKenzie '99 and Laura McKenzie
Wayne Miller '85 and Gigi M. Miller '85
David Moore '04
Beth Warren Murray '86
Gregory Peterson '15 and Jessica Peterson '17
Kaitlyn Porter '14
Andrea Ramsey '00
J.K. Reaves '93
Patrick K. Setzer '90 '98
Houston V. Sloan, Jr. '11
Daphne W. Urquhart
Stacie N. Walker '99