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Wilson designated as teaching fellow

Students visit the Toomer's Oak descendant in Washington, DC, December 2019. Mark Wilson, director of community and civic engagement and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, has been designated as an Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. Wilson is responsible for teaching and administering the Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) on Auburn’s campus. Along with these duties, he also teaches Introduction to Community and Civic Engagement and practicum courses which provide living-learning experiences for students in rural Alabama communities and beyond. 

Wilson’s students participate in the annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) research forum in Washington, D.C. in December, 2019. Supported by Appalachian Regional Commission and led by the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, the ATP provides students a unique opportunity to develop skills in research, communication, and leadership by directly working with their communities to promote sustainable development. Students will present their findings to an audience of their peers and ARC administrators. While in D.C., Wilson and his students visited the Toomer’s Oak descendant on the lawn of the United States Capitol (photo above).  

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.
 

Last Updated: December 06, 2019