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June 23, 2015 (12:30 p.m.) to June 25, 2015 (Noon)

GRIT is passion and perseverance for especially long term goals.
It is an enduring commitment to a goal accompanied by consistent actions to achieve the goal in spite of setbacks.  It is a long-term endeavor and it suppresses rival goals.  (The Duckworth Lab, University of Pennsylvania)

Student success in postsecondary education requires GRIT – on the part of individuals, institutions, and organizations.  The AHE Network conference will feature plenary sessions and small group discussions featuring real life examples--from Appalachia and beyond--of how GRIT is promoting student success while simultaneously providing opportunities for developing a broader professional network among individuals doing similar work in similar circumstances.  

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Speakers Include:

Rebecca A. CorbinRebecca A. Corbin, President & CEO
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Francisco GuajardoFrancisco Guajardo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
C. Bascom Slemp Endowed Chair in Education
University of Texas-Pan American

David MeketonDavid Meketon
School Research Liaison, The Duckworth Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Aaron ThompsonDr. Aaron Thompson
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Ronald E. ThomasDr. Ronald E. Thomas
Former President
Dakota County Technical College (MN)

Janice H. Gilliam, Ed.D.Janice H. Gilliam, Ed.D.
Northeast State Community College (TN)

Dreama Gentry, J.D.Dreama Gentry, J.D.
Executive Director
Partners for Education
Berea College (KY)

Hotel Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own room reservation. Hotel information is provided below. Click on the link or call the hotel directly and inform the reservation host that you are with the Appalachian Higher Education (AHE) Network Conference.

Hampton Inn-Somerset
4141 S. Highway 27
Somerset, KY
(606) 676-8855
Rate: $109.00 per night (plus tax)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Somerset Central
50 Stevie Lynn Drive
Somerset, KY
(606) 425-4444
Rate: $99.00 per night (plus tax)

Comfort Inn-Somerset
82 Jolin Drive
Somerset, KY
(606) 677-1500
Rate: $72.00 per night (plus tax)