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Appalachia's Educational Assets: Investing in a Skilled Future Conference

October 2010


The ARC Appalachia's Educational Assets: Investing in a Skilled Future conference was held October 25–27, 2010, in Rome, Georgia. Following are materials from the conference.

Conference Program 
PDF format (870 KB)

Conference Presentations
The following presentations are posted with the permission of conference speakers. This is not a comprehensive list of all the presentations given at the conference.
  • Making Technology Accessible in Higher Education—In a Rural Area on a Small
    —Garrett Roen, Admissions Counselor, Pennsylvania State University–DuBois
    PDF format (970 KB)

  • Distance Learning and Technology in the Classroom—Logan Allen Hill and Taylor Leigh Hayes, Students, Cherokee County High School, Alabama
    PDF format (1.2 MB)

  • A Deeper Shade of Green: Working Together on Sustainability—Susan Kidd, Director of Sustainability, Agnes Scott College, Georgia; and Amanda Thompson, Planning Director, City of Decatur, Georgia
    PDF format (670 KB)

  • Alfred State SUNY College of Technology—Craig R. Clark, Dean of Applied Technology, Alfred State College, New York
    PDF format (1.4 MB)

  • Making "Big Orange" Green—Gordie Bennett, Sustainability Manager, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    PDF format (4.2 MB)

  • Green Schools, Sustainable Communities: Growing New Opportunities—Joe Wakeman, Director of Sustainability, Hocking College, Ohio
    PDF format (350 KB)

  • Code Green Initiative—Rose Harrell Johnson, President, Haywood Community College, North Carolina
    PDF format (1.2 MB)

  • Ohio: Sustainability—Sonia Marcus, Director, Office of Sustainability, Ohio University
    PDF format (3.9 MB)

  • Academics, Executive Functioning, and Fitness: What Pulls These Together as Important Focal Issues for Education and Community?—Amanda M. McDougald, Research Associate and Co-Chair of Healthy Augusta, Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia
    PDF format (455 KB)

  • Rural School-Based Health Centers: A Paradigm Whose Time Has Come—Chris Kjolhede, Director, School-Based Health Program, Bassett Healthcare Network, New York
    PDF format (460 KB)

  • West Virginia School and Community Partnership for Children's Oral Health—Richard Crespo, Professor of Community Health, Marshall University School of Medicine, West Virginia
    PDF format (2.3 MB)

  • To, Through, and Beyond: AHE Network—Elizabeth L. (Betty) Hale, Senior Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.
    PDF format (175 KB)

  • CVS Caremark—Mike Romesburg, Manager, Workforce Development Programs, CVS Caremark, Georgia
    PDF format (310 KB)

  • Education and Training in Support of Economic Growth—Ray Uhalde, Vice President, Workforce and Education Policy Group, Jobs for the Future, Washington, D.C.
    PDF format (510 KB)

  • The Value of Afterschool Programs: School Buildings and Community Centers as Hubs of Social and Economic Opportunity—Rivka Burstein-Stern, Field Outreach Coordinator, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.
    PDF format (120 KB)

  • PACERS—Jack Shelton, Executive Director, PACERS, Inc., Alabama
    PDF format (105 KB)

  • Supporting Entrepreneurial Training: Overview of NC's REAL's Partnership with the NC Community College System—Malinda Todd, Associate Director, North Carolina REAL Enterprises
    PDF format (1.9 MB)

  • Entrepreneurs and Education: The Georgia SBDC Network—Ron E. Simmons, Area Director– Gainesville, and Randall E. Donaldson, Business Consultant–Gainesville, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
    PDF format (1.7 MB)

  • What to Do Before the Plant Closes: Structural or Cyclical—Chad R. Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Economic and Workforce Development, University of Southern Mississippi
    PDF format (2 MB)

  • Certified Work Ready Facilities: Current Worker Training Grants—Debra M. Lyons, Executive Director, Georgia Governor's Office of Workforce Development
    PDF format (500 KB)

  • What to Do Before the Plant Closes . . . —J. Mark Estepp, President, Southwest Virginia Community College
    PDF format (380 KB)

  • What to Do Before the Plant Closes?—Scott R. Daugherty, Commissioner for Small Business, North Carolina Department of Commerce
    PDF format (50 KB)