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Campus & Community Research Collaborative Regristration

Campus & Community Research Collaborative Registration

Thank you for your interest in our Campus & Community Research Collaborative! We look forward to your participation at our luncheon event on Thursday, January 26 in the Kline Hospitality Suite between 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at Brooks Stadium on the Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Campus.

The keynote presenter will be Kimberly Harmon, Area Agency on Aging Director for Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.

Presentation Title: Opportunities to Engage: Programs of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

Presentation Description: This presentation will highlight collaborative opportunities for community partners and faculty to work toward strengthening existing programs. It will also address nurturing innovative concepts into new program initiatives. Areas of work include policy writing, advocacy and social justice, grant writing, and an array of existing community partnerships and endeavors.

Biography: Kimberly Harmon, born in Lumberton, North Carolina and raised in the Hemingway area of Williamsburg County, attended Hemingway area schools and graduated from Hemingway High School in 1986. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Francis Marion University. She has been married to Michael Harmon for 27 years. She and Michael have two children, Jarrett who is 24 years old and Linda Grace who is 20 years old. After college, she worked for Hemingway Apparel for two years as a production and office assistant. After having Jarrett, she went to work for Santee Senior Services as an office manager and was promoted to County Coordinator after one year and worked in this capacity for three years. In 1997, she assisted in the creation of a new senior services agency for Williamsburg County, Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. She worked as the Finance Director for Vital Aging for two years before being hired as the Finance Director for the Town of Kingstree. She served as Finance Director for the Town of Kingstree for two years before being hired as the Area Agency on Aging Director for Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments. She has been the AAA Director for the past fifteen years. During her tenure as Area Agency on Aging Director, she has served on the board of directors of the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging which is comprised of representatives from nine states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Florida.

According to Stephen L. Firsing III, PhD, MPA. Assistant Professor of Public Health, College of Science, "The first time I attended the Campus and Community Research Collaborative I met representatives from Tidelands Health; that conversation turned into a service learning project for my students. My relationship with Tidelands Health quickly grew into a collaborative partnership with representatives from the South Carolina Lt. Governor's Office on Aging and the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Since then, that partnership has yielded five grant proposals (three funded projects) in three years. In other words, meeting people at the Campus and Community Research Collaborative has been instrumental in me developing my professional networks and scholarly research agenda at Coastal Carolina University."

If you wish to speak with someone directly about this event or if you are unable to attend, please contact Amy Edmunds at or 843-349-2441. You may also visit us on Facebook.

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