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Alumni Network

Alumni of the Rural Economic Development Institute are leaders in their respective fields and take a commitment to rural North Carolina seriously. Standing on the shoulders of those who have come before them, REDI alumni are working hard in their home communities and creating pathways to prosperity.

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We are excited to share with you the first REDI alumni newsletter! We realize everyone is very busy and inundated with information these days, but we want to make sure you know about the exciting news happening with leadership and other relevant opportunities at the Rural Center. We launched this quarterly alumni newsletter to keep you informed about our leadership development and community engagement programs, alumni events, alumni successes, and other important news and events.
We hope you find this to be a helpful way to receive updates and stay engaged with our alumni network. We welcome any feedback you have about how to make this newsletter more valuable and relevant to you and your work.

The very first graduating class of the Rural Economic Development Institute in 1989 (REDI I).

Want to learn more?

Contact Bronwyn Lucas,
Director of Leadership

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