Twenty Allegheny College students from Prof. Elizabeth Ozorak’s Community Psychology class of Fall 2019 interviewed 21 senior citizens recruited through Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.
The main questions for the interviews were:
1. Describe what Meadville was like in the past.
2. How has Meadville changed in the time you’ve lived here?
3. What made/makes Meadville a great place to live, then and now?
4. If you could change one thing about Meadville, what would it be?
This tour includes twenty stories and extended quotations from the interviews, giving a sense of the town that Meadville was and is now and focusing on what has made the community thrive.
A video "The Meadville Experience: Past & Present" , created by Nicholas Ozorak, presents a brief overview of the voices and insights gained from the interviews. It can be accessed on YouTube
Locations for Tour
Allegheny College Department of Psychology
Greg Brink, Activities Director, Thoburn Village, Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community
Nick Ozorak, media specialist, Allegheny College class of 2013
Support for this project was provided by the Great Lakes Association through its Expanding Collaboration Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.