Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:16
The federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission visited Appalachian State University.
Anne Pope was reviewing the progress of two ARC-funded projects housed on campus: The Appalachian Enterprise Center and the Western North Carolina Network for Access and Success. While in Boone, Pope met with Appalachian’s Chancellor, Kenneth E. Peacock, state Senator Steve Goss, state Rep. Cullie Tarleton and other local agency representatives to discuss ideas for future partnerships with the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The Commission provides partnership grants to improve economic and educational attainment in the Appalachian Region.
The Appalachian Enterprise Center is a partnership among Appalachian, Watauga County, Watauga Economic Development Commission and the Committee of 100.
The Western North Carolina Network for Access and Success is a collaborative for college access programming, public schools and higher education.