Olivia Thompson was one of six speakers in the Roots With Wings presentation Tuesday, April 19 in Heth Hall as part of the 2016 Student Engagement Forum.
Bianca Dickerson speaks about Roots with Wings, the Floyd County place-based education oral history project, where RU students develop teaching materials and mentor Floyd County High School students. The high school students learn a variety of communication and technology skills, such as interviewing, digital recording and editing, and public speaking.
Students enroll in the Roots with Wings project taught as SOCY 493 Sociology Practicum by Dr. Melinda Wagner. The course, offered each spring, is one way for Sociology majors to meet the required practice, or internship, experience.
Dr. Wagner gets a photo as Derik Galvez, Bianca Dickerson, and Rolphine Vales look on.