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Rural Matters

Nov 16, 2021

In Part VII of our landmark series on rural higher education and workforce development, produced in collaboration with the Ascendium Education Group, Michelle explores a key issue for rural communities — building transfer and career pathways for rural learners with two experts in the field: Dr. Erica Orians and...


Oct 25, 2021

In Part VI of this landmark series produced in collaboration with and supported by the Ascendium Education Group, Michelle discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in postsecondary partnerships in rural America with three recognized experts in the field: Dr. Sheila Martin, Vice President for Economic...


Oct 5, 2021

In Part III of our four-part series on rural funding, produced in collaboration with and supported by Thomas USAAF, Michelle chats with Chad Parker, who has worked with USDA Rural Development for 30 years and is currently serving as the Acting Rural Housing Service Administrator, overseeing all Rural Housing Service’s...


Oct 5, 2021

In Part V of our landmark series on rural higher education and workforce development, produced in collaboration with and supported by the Asscendium Education Group, Michelle chats with Danielle Vetter, Senior Program Officer and Kirstin Yeado, Program Officer, at Ascendium Education Group, both supporting partnerships...


Oct 4, 2021

Synopsis; In the concluding segment of our four-part  series, Viewing Rural Health, Education, and Business Through an Equity Lens. produced in collaboration with and supported by Grantmakers In Health. Michelle chats with four riveting guests: Ann McMillan, Program Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH),...