COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech looks to expand recruitment efforts with the addition of the “Race to Tech: Diverse by Design” event on Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“This is the second year that we have held this event and have received a great response from interested students,” said Director of Admissions Steve Keller. “This special visit day is really tailored to students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups and lets them see all the amazing things at Tech, as well as the all the support and resources that are available to them not only academically but professionally and socially as well.”
Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Visits, Race to Tech gives high school students several opportunities to network with current Tech students, faculty, alumni and staff. Current Tech students will also share their individual experiences about being a Golden Eagle, and prospective students are encouraged to ask questions about the different majors. Students can register for the event by visiting tntech.edu/racetotech.
Keller added that Tech remains committed to attracting a diverse student body, and that this event is one of many initiatives to reach underrepresented groups.
“We value diversity and seek to recruit students from all groups, whether that is based on ethnicity, race, geography or family income,” said Keller. “This event is an affirmation in many ways for underrepresented students who may not think it’s possible to get a college education. This not only shows them it is possible, but also shows them that a caring community here at Tech is ready to support them.”
Tennessee Tech is ranked as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.
Find out more at tntech.edu.