Minority Students Honored for Participation in Summer Programs

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On Friday, July 16 minority college students enrolled in summer programs at UTHSC were honored during a closing ceremony at the Student Alumni Center.

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.