French Language Workshop for Retail & Tourism!

September 12th, 2013 by mcote9










Jon us Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Littleton Opera House

Follow the link below for details!


French Language Workshop

Haverhill Civic Forum: Woodsville Listening Session

September 5th, 2013 by mcote9

Woodsville Listening Session            September 24, 5:15 pm

The Center for Rural Partnerships at Plymouth State University is pleased to host a Haverhill Civic Forum community listening session to be held in Woodsville. This community-based engagement project focuses on the quality of life in the Haverhill /Woodsville area. This final listening session will take place on September 24th from 5:15-6:45 at the Emergency Services Building on Route 10 in Woodsville. All are community members welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The Haverhill Civic Forum consists of a series of facilitated small group discussions in which local residents identify topics of community importance for further public exploration. Through constructive dialogue and in partnership with student and faculty facilitators, community members participating in the Haverhill Civic Forum will identify local priorities, set achievable objectives, and ultimately enhance quality of life in the Haverhill area.  A specific priority of the Haverhill Civic Forum is to include underrepresented groups in the community conversation.

For additional information please contact: Rachelle Lyons (603) 535-3270

North Country Chef’s Challenge!

September 4th, 2013 by mcote9

Join us this Sunday:

North Country Chef’s Challenge      at:    Horse and Hound Inn

Littleton Regional Event                                205 Wells Rd

Sunday, Sept 8, 2013                                      Franconia, NH

5:30-8:30 PM


More info: Julie Moran                                  Katelyn Krumperman

603-726-6992                               603-444-1430



This year’s Chef’s Challenge in bigger and better than ever – we have 3 regional (qualifying) challenges in September where 2 out of 5 chefs are selected to compete in November at the Mountain View Grand!  Our Colebrook regional event will be at the:


Colebrook Country Club

Sunday, September 15, 2013

5:00-8:00 PM

Five cooking demos and tastings for locally sourced soups and appetizers and recipes

Door prizes offered by each participant



We also have 2 other qualifying events:  Sept 8 in Franconia, and Sept 19 in the North Conway area.  Would you please consider joining us for and of these “foodie” events?   The Grand Challenge will be at the Mountain View Grand on Nov 3.   We will use the funds raised to buy a refrigerated co-op delivery truck for next year’s deliveries!


Tickets are available at the Colebrook Country Club, Littleton Food Co-op, Margarita Grill, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, or by calling or emailing me 726-6992.

The People’s Forest- Inaugural Screening!

July 11th, 2013 by mcote9




On This Spot: Celebrating PSU’s 250th Anniversary!

May 3rd, 2013 by mcote9

Check out, On This Spot, a walking tour and exhibit in celebration of PSU’s 250th Anniversary!
Click here for more info: On This Spot

In the News: Haverhill Civic Forum

May 3rd, 2013 by mcote9

Follow this link to read the recent article featured in the Bradford Journal Opinion showcasing the Haverhill Civic Forum, a community based research initiative.

Student Employee Sean McGlynn Recieves the Ron Meade “On the Track to Tourism” Scholarship

April 25th, 2013 by mcote9

We would like to congratulate Sean McGlynn, a student employee at the Center for Rural Partnerships for earning the the Ron Meade “On the Track to Tourism” Scholarship which is offered by the Lakes Region Tourism Association.

Sean also received the Okrant Family Annual Scholarship in Tourism Studies!

Sean received this award based on merit as well as campus involvement and participation in CRP projects. Congrats Sean!

Under Construction!

April 9th, 2013 by mcote9

Please excuse our appearance as we are currently under construction. Please check back for updates! Thank you.

PSU plans civic forum for Haverhill area

March 29th, 2013 by mcote9



March 29, 2013
Contact: Tim Kershner
Chief PR Officer
(603) 535-2476

Plymouth State University plans civic forum for Haverhill area

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –  A two-year community engagement process in Haverhill Corner, North Haverhill and Woodsville will bring together citizens for discussions on a variety of issues focused on the quality of life in the towns.

The project, known as the Haverhill Civic Forum, is organized by Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP).

As part of the project, small-group discussions will identify topics of wide community importance. The issues raised with the small groups will form the basis of a community wide discussion through public meetings throughout the area. Several meetings are expected over the fourteen-month project.

The project, known as the Haverhill Civic Forum, consists of community conversations led by PSU faculty and undergraduate students enrolled in PSU’s Rural Field Studies course. Project leader Professor Fran Belcher says the process has local residents choosing topics and priorities for discussion. “We’re hoping to have a lot of constructive dialogue,” she said. “Our goal is to have residents set the agenda, identify challenges, set achievable objectives, and ultimately enhance quality of life in the Haverhill area.”

Dates for public meetings will be announced in the newspaper and other venues in the coming weeks.

Belcher adds that underrepresented groups, such as high school students, senior citizens and others, are a special focus of the forums.

In addition to strengthening the community, the project introduces PSU students to issues facing rural communities and teaches them how to engage citizens to find solutions.

The Center for Rural Partnerships dedicates Plymouth State University’s research, outreach, and educational capacities to foster collaborative projects that promote community resilience, opportunity, and a high quality of life in rural New Hampshire.  For more information on the Haverhill Civic Forum, or to join or host a local conversation, please contact the Center for Rural Partnerships at 

For more information about this release, contact Tim Kershner, PSU Chief Public Relations Officer, (603) 535-2476 or





CRP Strategic Plan

March 11th, 2013 by mcote9

CRP Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
MSC 68, 17 High St.
Plymouth State University

(603) 535-3275 (Voice)

Ben Amsden
Interim Director
(603) 535-3276

Marylynn Cote
Administrative Assistant
(603) 535-3271

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