News and Announcements

On this page, you’ll find news releases and announcements from the Center, the University, and other sources. You’ll also find our newsletter archive!

News From and About the Center for Rural Education

Free Rural Film Festival February 28, 2024 at the Lyric Theatre
Front Porch Conversation in honor of Black History Month
The Center for Rural Education offers Seed Grants to VT faculty

Faculty live like students for first-of-its-kind international training

Bestselling author Beth Macy talks outsiders, underdogs, and the importance of hope at the 2023 Rural Education Summit
“Get a good pair of boots”
Five transfer students from rural Appalachia talk about their experiences as Hokies.
Allison Mays tapped to lead Southwest Center in Abingdon
Social Foundations of Education Scholar Joins the School of Education Faculty
Join us for the Summer Enrichment Experience at VT! (Deadline now past)
Coverage from Cardinal News about the March 1 film festival
New Center for Rural Education to focus on educational equity
Eminent researchers around the country help launch the new Center for Rural Education
Virginia Tech offers summer enrichment for students from rural communities
Pride and hope for rural school children: Virginia Tech researcher on a mission to flip narratives
Alumna awarded grant to encourage rural students to see themselves as citizens of Appalachia
Ferrum gets $10,000 gift for Appalachian Literature project
Dr. Azano’s interview on WFXR-TV, Part 1

Dr. Azano’s interview on WFXR-TV, Part 2

Announcements from the Center for Rural Education and Friends

Rural Film Festival Wednesday, March 1st!

Giving Day 2023 was a success. Thank you!

Center for Rural Education Newsletter Archive

March 2023 Newsletter
February 2023 Newsletter (our inaugural edition!)