• Inspired to succeed
  • Research opportunities and so much more
  • A real-world learning lab
  • Discovering endless possibilities
  • Discovering a fresh perspective on learning
  • Living for a peaceful world
  • A French perspective on the Appalachian Experience
  • Hope finds her passion
  • A record of excellence
  • Study in Japan – a student’s dream comes true

The Cathy P. Walling Visiting Artist Endowment

Clay artist and painter Cathy P. Walling ’78 was passionate about sharing her creations with everyone, and in many ways her art was designed for that purpose.

To that end, her son, Luke Walling, founder of Temprano Techvestors in Newton, has established two new funds to support Appalachian State University’s Department of Art.

The endowment will support the Department of Art’s visiting lecture series and the renovation of a large portion of Wey Hall into an open display and gallery space housing student art and a senior studio area. The renovation fund will support improving existing classrooms and office space, creating flexible work areas and providing cutting-edge equipment for faculty and students.

Cathy Walling passed away in January 2014 following a 10-year battle with leukemia. She lived in Sherrills Ford.


Audra H. Vaz

Director of Development for College of Fine and Applied Arts

(828) 262-6980