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Read article: Extension helps train community development professionals through national organization
Extension helps train community development professionals through national organization
The hallmark of any Extension program is the information shared be research-based and communicated in a manner that helps to drive change in a...
2024 ISPP Scholar Dora Kourkoulou
Read article: In her own words: Theodora Kourkoulou
In her own words: Theodora Kourkoulou
  As an ISPP Scholar, Theodora (Dora) Kourkoulou is appointed with the I...
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Read article: A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
It’s hard to believe that this summer the Illini Science Policy Program ushered in its fourth cohort of Scholars. In many ways this program, which at...
2024 ISPP Scholar Kaung Nyein
Read article: In his own words: Kaung Nyein
In his own words: Kaung Nyein
As an ISPP Scholar, Kaung Nyein is appointed with the I...

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Havana benefits from Illinois Rural Tourism research
HAVANA, Ill. - Many small rural towns in Illinois are experiencing an economic downturn due to reasons beyond their control. One town, Havana, Illinois, is taking the bull by the horns to turn their community around economically. The local chamber of...

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Susan Odum

Susan Odum

Community and Economic Development Specialist