Economic and Cultural Impact of AASIS Scholars
As Adults in Their Appalachian Communities
Our central goal for the 2009 ATP was to find out what sort of work the former AASIS
Scholars are doing, where they are doing it, what the economic impact of their education
has been for them, and what contributions they are making to help sustain the communities
they live in. To accomplish this goal, we asked RU student teams to make contacts
in the communities of our current AASIS schools to search out AASIS Scholars for surveys
and interviews. The student researchers then synthesized the information they collected
for the overall region where we've worked.
Student Participants: Caldwell, Cynthia Coughlin, Kelsey Lewis, Matt Prater, Jacob Spraker
Faculty: Grace Toney Edwards
Guests: Paul Coughlin, John C. Nemeth
Grace Toney Edwards, Ph.D. and JoAnn Asbury, M.A.
Appalachian Regional Studies Center
Radford, VA 24142