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Rural Higher Education Talk with Dr. Devon Brenner

Morehead State University's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education welcomes Dr. Devon Brenner, director of the Social Science Research at Mississippi State University, for her presentation "Oh, The Places We're From: Old Challenges and New Narratives for Rural K-12 and Higher Education."

The talk is at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 7) at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Theater. It is sponsored by Appalachian Future Educators. The event is open to the public. A reception will follow immediately after the presentation.

About Appalachian Future Educators

The program’s purpose is to enhance the pipeline of qualified educators and educational leaders returning to the 22 counties in MSU's historical service region: Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Rowan, and Wolfe counties.

Through this program, the Volgenau College of Education is strengthening partnerships with school districts in identifying, recruiting, and mentoring students from the region so they can return and give back to their home communities as rural educational leaders. The AFE Scholars Program symbolizes MSU’s renewed commitment to its historic mission as “a Light to the Mountains.”