University Partners beginning with "A"

Appalachian State University is honored to be in partnership with many external organizations. These creative relationships provide opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to engage in mutually beneficial service, research, educational, and economic development activities throughout the region, state, country and world.

We invite you to browse a few examples of these partnerships below. Please contact us if you have a question about a particular partnership.

Browse to the University Partner by its first letter. For a comprehensive listing of human service providers in Watauga, Ashe and Avery Counties, please visit the Community Resource Directory on the University's Institute for Health and Human Services website.

AARP Tax Aide Program

AARP/IRS Tax Aide Program is designed to help low-income families/individuals and senior citizens with their tax returns.


The general public of North Carolina

Adopt-a-Street, Stream, or Flowerbed

The High Country Community

Advantage West

23 counties in Western North Carolina

American Cancer Society - Colleges Against Cancer

People of all ages

American Red Cross (Watauga County Chapter)

Everyone in need

Appalachian Brian Estates

The senior community of the greater Watauga area

Appalachian District Health Department

The High Country area

Appalachian Enterprise Center

Businesses in Watauga County

Appalachian Voices

The southern Appalachian community

Arts Council (Watauga County)

Watauga County residents and ASU students.

Avery County Smart Start

Our vision is that all young children in the county will be healthy and ready to enter school.

Avery/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce

Residents of Avery county and Banner Elk, as well as the surrounding High Country community