Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Auburn University Delegation to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium

Auburn University Delegation to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium

On December 1–2, 2017, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will host eight students from Auburn University at the 17TH annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) symposium in Washington, D.C.  Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University, ATP coordinates student teams from participating colleges and universities in Appalachia to develop applied research projects on topics related to building a sustainable future for the Appalachian Region. As part of ATP, student teams travel to Washington, D.C., to formally present their research to other participating schools and ARC leadership.

For their research project, Auburn University students recorded interviews with Macon County veterans for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.  Veterans spoke to 6th graders at Tuskegee Public School about their service on November 8, and students in the school’s media club assisted with interviews.  Auburn students include: Aaron Carpenter, AnnaLevi Chavis, Celia Landers, Devin Taylor, Emma Stewart, Garrett Modawell, MaKayla Smith, and Tyra Wilson. The team is led by Mark Wilson, Director of Civic Learning Initiatives and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

As part of their ATP visit to Washington, D.C., the Auburn University team will also visit with Congressman Mike Rogers, tour the United States Capitol, and stop for a photograph with the Toomer’s Oak descendent on the Capitol lawn.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development partnership of federal and state governments across 420 counties in 13 Appalachian states. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

Auburn University has provided instruction, research, and outreach to benefit the state and nation for more than 150 years, and is among a distinctive group of universities designated as Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institutions. AU Makes a nearly $5 billion economic contribution to the state each year, has more than 250,000 graduates and provides 130 degree programs to more than 24,000 graduate and undergraduate students.


Last Updated: November 30, 2017