Spring Symposium

Re-Imagining Development in Eastern Kentucky:
A Symposium on History and Place

Union College Rector Little Theatre • April 11, 2014 • 1 pm

The Union College Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture and Appalachian Studies Program will host a symposium to explore current economic challenges facing eastern Kentucky. Speakers at the event will foster a dialogue between local, regional, and state leaders, community members, and Union College students and faculty regarding the need for practical development solutions grounded in a critical understanding of our region’s history and culture.

Members from our local and regional community are highly encouraged to attend!

For more information or details, please contact Amanda Fickey, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Geography and Coordinator of Appalachian Studies (606) 546-1520, OR, Monica Clouse, Coordinator: President’s Office Operations and Events (606) 546-1609.

List of Presenters:

Mandy_LambertMandy Lambert

Acting Commissioner, Department for Business Development &
Interim Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

 

 

 

Bio Pic TRMTeresa Montgomery

Knox County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

 

 

Kent Whitworth - headshot croppedKent Whitworth

Executive Director
Kentucky Historical Society

 

 

 

Goode - RF SymposiumHal B. Goode

President & CEO
Kentucky Association for Economic Development

 

 

 

jeff spradlingJeff Spradling

Director, University of Kentucky Robinson Scholars Program
University of Kentucky Appalachian Center

 

 

 

Sponsors: 

Union College Redbud Festival of Appalachian Culture Planning Committee
Union College Appalachian Studies Program
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Kentucky Association for Economic Development
Kentucky Historical Society
Knox County Arts, Crafts, and Humanities Council
University of Kentucky Robinson Scholars Program
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service