As an alumnus of the programs in the Department of Applied Design, you serve as an ambassador by helping to promote the department's programs and by helping to build important relationships with our broader professional communities. We encourage and welcome your continuing involvement in the department. Please keep in touch and let us know how you're doing!

Stay in Touch

Contact Amanda Pittman ( with news of your accomplishments or to sign up for the department's electronic newsletter. Update your information on Appalachian's Gold Book.

Get Involved

Share your knowledge by being a guest speaker in classes or to a student organization, consider hiring one of our student interns, or take part in a Jobs Fair to interview prospective employees. If interested in pursuing these options, contact the department chairperson, Brian Davies, or contact the program director listed for the program of interest.

How to Give

There are many opportunities to support programs within the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Please contact Laura Laughridge ( for assistance in matching your interests with the department's activities, or make a gift online now!

  • Department of Applied Design - Give Now (Fund #93361) or contact Department Chair Brian Davies ( if you would like to hear about specific initiatives that you could support.