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Appalachian Events Committee

The Appalachian Events Committee (AEC) is made up of students, faculty, and staff members who are interested in the Appalachian region, its history, culture, and preservation.  We are located in an area rich with the heritage, customs, folklore and history of Appalachia and its people. The AEC welcomes those who are already familiar with Appalachia, as well as those who want to learn more about the region in which they are now living.

Each year the Appalachian Events Committee sponsors a number of events on campus that are open to the campus community as well as to the general public. AEC members also attend seminars, concerts, and conventions that feature Appalachia and its people.

To become involved with AEC just attend one of our meetings. Meetings are currently held on Wednesday afternoons at 6 p.m.. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, contact the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center at (540) 831-5366 or email Dr. Theresa Burriss directly for more information.