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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Mississippi State University

Plantersville Civic Engagement Project
(Last participated in 2009)

Students assisted Plantersville in carrying out some of the goals and objectives identified in the Plantersville Playbook for Action 2014the strategic plan for community development that the MSU ATP graduate students of 2008 assisted the town in developing. Specifically, they worked with the community leaders (mayor and aldermen) to help with some of the broad goals identified in the strategic plan. The ATP project engaged the community through community-based efforts to address the following objectives: to establish a town event to help community members become more involved, to hold an annual prayer breakfast or community service, to have better communication about town meetings and problems, and to create an educational support center in the Plantersville Community Center.

Final Report


Student Participants: Anna Dallas, William J. Ashley, Ulissa Byshelle Coburn, Cortney R. Harris, Kisha Rochella Jones, Margaret Monique Jordan, Nathan Ray Oakley, Geraldine Rich, Tiffany N. Ridgeway, Jamilah Ruffin, Nena Scott, Lucretia Kennedy Williams

Faculty: Marty Wiseman
Guest: Gloria Holland, Barbara Armstrong, Norma Ballard, Mike McGrevey



Contact Information:

William M. Wiseman, Ph.D.
Public Policy Administration Faculty
Director of the Stennis Institute of Government
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662-325-3328
Fax: 662-325-3772




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