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Laura Brookshire ’16 worked on farms and with local farmers, built community outreach programs and fostered good nutritional practices in a county school system during several intern experiences.

Laura Brookshire ’16
Apr 7, 2017

Laura Brookshire ’16 credits internships and work with AmeriCorps for helping her stand out when it came time to interview for a career position. Br...

North Carolina Arts Council Eric Ellis Banjo Recording Grant
Jun 28, 2016

Emily Schaad and Leila Weinstein, Co-PIsEric Ellis was born in 1958 and grew up in Wilkes County. Ellis learned to play thorugh self-tuition and famil...

Documentary Research Program
Jun 28, 2015

Teaching The Center for Appalachian Studies actively engages students in documenting regional culture and history as well as recording efforts to...

Appalachian College Student Survey
Jun 28, 2015

In March 2015, the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University wrapped up a year-long survey of college students from across the Ap...

New River's North Fork Headwaters Research Project
Jun 28, 2007

Funding by the Appalachian Regional Commission Collaborative Teaching Project, 2002-2007The high elevation ecologies found in what is called the "High...

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Oral Histories Project
Jun 28, 2007

The Center for Appalachian studies received a $13,000 grant in 2006 from the Department of the Interior's National Park Service to conduct audio taped...

Pottertown and the Life and Writings of Mary Jane Ellison Putzel
Jun 28, 2005

A 1983 graduate of the MA program in Appalachian Studies, Mary Jane Putzel wrote narratives about the history of her community of Pottertown, at the h...

The Allen School was founded in the Asheville area in the late 19th century in response to the dearth of educational opportunities for local African-Americans.

The Allen High School
Jun 25, 2005

African-Americans in Appalachia Documentation ProjectAllen High School Records, CollectionIdentifier: AC-278Funding by the University Library, College...