HATS Program

What is the Heart of Appalachia Talent Search (HATS) Program?

The Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program is a federally funded program that provides academic support to middle and high school students in Mason and Wayne Counties who demonstrate the ability to succeed in college or a vocational/technical school. As part of the Federal TRiO Programs, Talent Search has a well-established record of helping students achieve academic as well as personal success. Working one-on-one with students, the Talent Search staff is committed to helping students reach their fullest potential. If you have any questions, please contact the following:

Angela Holley – Director at 304.696.2201 or holley1@marshall.edu

Tira Runyon – College Access Advisor at 304.696.3259 or runyon21@marshall.edu

Kathleen Lyons- College Access Advisor at 304.696.3287 or maynard216@marshall.edu

Shannon Zornes – Administrative Assistant at 304.696.2941 or zornes@marshall.edu


The Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program is located in 210 Gullickson Hall on the Main Campus of Marshall University.



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