Nearly Naked Mile 


This event is to spread awareness about the homeless population in Boone who sometimes don't have enough to wear in the winter. During the 1 mile run around campus, runners are encouraged to "bare" it all - down to bathing suit coverage. As a registration fee to participate, runners donate a coat or two other articles of clothing and all items are donated to the Hospitality House. The 2nd Annual NNM was held on October 17, 2016, hosted by the Student Ambassadors and the Student Government Association. Thanks to all 64 runners and other donors, over 250 articles of clothing were collected!

For more information, contact our 2016– 2017 NNM Coordinator, Chris Maples at


Canned Food Drive

The Student Ambassadors canned food drive is a university-wide food drive that helps give back to the surrounding community. All of the cans & money donated go directly to the local Hunger and Health Coalition, benefiting families in Watauga, Avery, and Ashe counties.

In the fall of 2015, with the help of the Appalachian students and the Boone community, we raised 20,600 pounds of food for the Hunger and Health Coalition. In 2016, we set a goal of 23,000 pounds and we're excited to annouce we beat our goal! Thank you to all community partners and friends of the organization who donated!

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For more information, contact our 2016– 2017 Canned Food Drive Committee:

  • Tara Early, Committee Chairperson,

  • Blake Poppen, Business Liaison

  • Brandon Wilkerson, Community Liaison

  • Lauren Gwaltney, Logistics Coordinator

  • Jason Pollock, Publicity Coordinator

  • Marie Boudreau, Campus Coordinator

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Contact Us

McKinney Alumni Center
553 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-7758



Summer Wisdom
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs
McKinney Alumni Center

Phone: (828) 262-7758

Sarah Garrow
Associate Director of Admissions for the Campus Visit Experience
John E. Thomas Hall

Phone: (828) 262-3125