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Sociology team travels to Alabama
Nijeria Jones, Sierra Alexander, Bianca Dickerson and Deryk Jackson (from left) traveled to Montgomery, Alabama October 8-10 to attend the Annual Conference of the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology. As part of the conference, the team of student sociologists participated in the Judith Little Problem Solving Competition, where they presented their solution to a social problem in Montgomery.
The problem posed: how can the Montgomery Area Council on Aging increase the number of volunteers aged 50 and younger to help with the Meals on Wheels program? After 48 hours of research and preparation on site, the team presented a series of sociologically informed suggestions to the director of Meals on Wheels, some of which will be incorporated into the organization’s programming. Back at Radford, the team also spoke about their experience at the Scholar-Citizen Initiative Symposium.
Radford Sociology’s participation at the conference was organized by Sociology Chair Dr. Lyman, and the students were accompanied to Alabama by Drs. Lyman, Corroto, and Wisecup.