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MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED FOR PARTIPICATION
IN UTHSC SUMMER PROGRAMS
Memphis, Tennessee (July 16, 2004) – On Friday, July 16 minority college students enrolled in summer programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) were honored during a closing ceremony at the Student Alumni Center.
Summer Programs are offered through the university’s Health Career Programs area, which was established in 1990 to generate interest among African-Americans in UTHSC’s academic programs and to foster their increased numbers as applicants, students and graduates.
Summer programs provide structured environments for academic enrichment and reinforcement of the math/science concepts so essential to health education training. According to Director of Health Career Programs, Leroy Moore, more than 2,500 students have benefited from participating in the eight-week programs since their inception. Friday’s ceremony culminated summer internships for 2004.
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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