UniverCity Year Adams County

Adams County is located in the central region of Wisconsin. Its eighteen small towns are home to more than 20,000 residents. The principal industries include agriculture and tourism, including the popular tourist destination, Wisconsin Dells, which it shares with three other neighboring counties.

Adams County partnered with UniverCity Year in 2019-2022 to focus on issues around quality of life, including economic development, education, and health projects.

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  1. “Economic assets workshop for Adams County stakeholders.” Independent project with the Division of Extension. Kristin Runge.
  2. “Trade market analysis of Adams County.” In partnership with the Division of Extension Economic Development Administration University Center (EDA University Center). Kristin Runge and Jackson Parr.
  3. “Promoting tourism, marketing, and branding in Adams, Wood and Juneau Counties.” Journalism and Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  4. “Creating a winter tourism campaign for Adams County.” Journalism and Mass Communication 445: Creative Campaign Messages. Doug McLeod.
  5. “Engaging a new workforce in Adams County.” Independent research project. Julie Voelker-Morris, University of Oregon.
  6. “Exploring opportunities for cooperatives in Adams County.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 323: Cooperatives. Courtney Berner.
  7. “Fostering a positive image of Adams County.” Life Sciences Communication 435: Theory and Practice of Integrated Marketing Communication. Todd Newman.
  8. “Mapping Adams County Assets.” Agricultural & Applied Economics 500: Senior Capstone Experience. Jeremy Folz.
  9. “Planning for a new housing development in Adams County.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher and Mark Oleinik.
  10. “Site assessment for 30+ acre parcel in Adams County.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher and Mark Oleinik.
  11. “Repurposing the Health and Human Services Building in Adams County.” Civil & Environmental Engineering 578: Senior Capstone Design. Jan Kucher and Mark Oleinik.
  12. “Analyzing Adams County real estate development.” Independent student research.
  13. “Analyzing transportation systems in Adams County.” Independent student research.
  14. “Retaining Youth in Adams County.” Independent student research.
  1. “Facilitator’s guide to developing a personal budget.” Consumer Science 340: Financial Assets & Capability. Stephanie Harrill.
  2. “Parents supporting parents in Adams-Friendship Area School District.” Independent student research.
  3. “Recruiting and retaining high quality teachers in Adams-Friendship Area School District.” Independent student research.
  4. “State funding and outcome variables in school districts: Analysis of Wisconsin’s accountability report cards.” Statistics 998: Statistical Consulting. Brian Yandell.
  5. “Improving career exploration opportunities for Adams-Friendship Area School District.” Interdisciplinary Engineering 303: Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering. Paige LaPoint and Greg Harrington.
  6. “Sustainability education in Adams County.” Environmental Studies 402: Community Environmental Scholars Seminar. Molly Schwebach.
  7. “Teacher Retention Process Improvement for Adams Friendship Area School District.” Industrial & Systems Engineering 515: Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement. Terry Mann.
  1. “Three proposed interventions to address mental health stigma in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  2. “Improving health messaging to rural residents in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  3. “Laying the foundation to improve the culture of health in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  4. “Reducing child abuse and neglect in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  5. “Addressing obesity rates in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  6. “Implementing school-based primary healthcare clinic in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  7. “Housing for sober living in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  8. “Raising health equity awareness in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  9. “Community health worker framework.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  10. “Reducing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  11. “Reducing the maternal smoking rate in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  12. “Reducing middle and high school student vaping in Adams County.” Public Health 780: Evidence-Based Decision-Making. Barbara Duerst.
  13. “Expanding and improving childcare opportunities in Adams County.” Industrial & Systems Engineering 450: Senior Capstone. Terry Mann.
  14. “Developing a mental health road map for Adams County Health & Human Services.” Industrial & Systems Engineering 450: Senior Capstone. Terry Mann.
  15. “Developing a mental health resource road map.” Master of Public Health field placement, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  16. “Improving regulations for health care collaboration.” Master of Public Health field placement, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  17. “Exploring grant opportunities for Health & Human Services in Adams County.” Master of Public Health field placement, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.