Roots with Wings Group photo from 2019 Roots with Wings projecy

Semester’s End

Winding Up

The past few months have been extraordinary for us.  As a finale, on April 23 we four Radford University students were able to show off the Roots with Wings Project at the Student Engagement Forum. We created a PowerPoint presentation of pictures from the Project and spoke about our experiences in Floyd County.  As we rehearsed the presentation, we realized that we became the most animated when we spoke about our wonderful interviewees.

All four of us were hosted by kind and gracious people from the community. The Department of Sociology honored us with the Outstanding Research in Service to the Community Award for 2019. With our Floyd County Public School teacher partners, we have created transcriptions, photographs, and interview summaries that will be archived at the Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery. We are proud to have been part of the Roots with Wings team. Some of us might just have to become Floyd Story Center volunteers now! Thank you for letting us be a part of this community.

Group photo from 2019 Roots with Wings projecy
Roots with Wings Team Members from the Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery, Floyd County Public Schools, and Radford University: Back row: Melinda Wagner, Amanda Burroughs, Catherine Pauley, Alice Slusher, Molly Cox, Vicky McAlexander, Kimberly Ingram. Front row: Shaylee Hodges, Sharmaine Ramirez, Cora Bland