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GSC SSS Teacher/Counselor to Speak at Gilmer Historical Society Meeting

For Immediate Release:  September 16, 2013

Contact:  Annette Barnette
Public Relations and Marketing Director
Glenville, WV
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Student Support Services’ Teacher Counselor Ashley Hopkins will present a workshop on Appalachian Cultural Pride this Thursday, September 19th at the Gilmer County Historical Society meeting in Glenville.  Lunch will be served at noon, and the workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Hopkins said, “The workshop will include topics such as what it means to be Appalachian, Appalachian stereotypes, regional economics, social movements in Appalachia, and the connection between arts and cultural pride.  Video documentaries, music, and literature will supplement the presentation.”

Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Ohio State University and is working on an Ed.D. at Ohio University where she is studying Educational Administration.  Her areas of expertise are Appalachian Literature, Appalachian Education, rural education, international education, gender and diversity, and educational policy.  She has presented at conferences such as the Comparative and International Education Society’s annual conference and Marshall University’s STAND for Women conference.  She is also a member of the Appalachian Studies Association.

For more information on the presentation or GSC Student Support Services, contact Hopkins at (304) 462-6150.

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