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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University and Scioto County 25 Years of Celebration and Collaboration

In today's increasingly knowledge-based economy, education beyond high school is becoming essential to an individuals economic success.  Individuals who pursue higher education are also more likely to be engaged and contributing members of society, which in turn fosters stronger, healthier communities.  Like many Ohio cities, Portsmouth is suffering from high unemployment, low educational attainment rates, and a significant increase in crime.  Using community and professional speakers, the students will be engaged in discussions of resource assets and the use of mapping to reveal networking possibilities in order to create and/or expand on the various skill and resource services available to Scioto County residents. The project will build the necessary network connections through their research to promote continued dialogue and action to make a difference in the next 25 years.

Final Report

To view the Portsmouth-Daily Times article on Students Present Research at D.C. Conference

To view the announcement of Shawnee to Host Symposium, click here.


Contact Information

Dr. Brenda Haas, Interim Dean
University College
Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4344
Telephone: (740) 351-3299




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