The R.A.C.E. PLUS project has been awarded a SERS grant for 2020-2021. The project is a collaboration between the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Charria Campbell (PI), the College of Engineering Student Success Center, the College of Business Student Success Center, and the Office of Admissions.

The goal of R.A.C.E. PLUS is to increase support for diverse students at Tennessee Tech to ensure retention, persistence, and success after college. It will include a course on professional development, workshops on career readiness, emphasis on research, and networking events. Speaking about the project, Ms. Campbell says, “The TBR grant will aid us in our efforts to continue to support students from underrepresented backgrounds at all levels during their time here at Tech. This funding allows us to provide more opportunities through the partnerships our four areas have been working to provide for the students and will create a wider range of programming to help our students become leaders in their fields and in their communities.”