From Tamika Odum, sociology instructor and Program Manager at the UC Women's Center:
As you may have heard, the College of Arts and Sciences developed a mentoring program for African-American students on campus two years ago. The program is called PR1ZE Faculty/Staff Mentoring Program and we received $10,000 from the Diversity Council to expand the program.
Initially the program was set up to serve African-American students in A&S only to help increase the retention and graduation rate. Students are connected with faculty or staff in their departments or fields of interest.
With the new funds, we would like to expand the program to other African-American females in other colleges. IF you think you can benefit from mentoring with a faculty or staff member, please let me know. I’m sending a personal invitation to you to join us for lunch on May 19th; this will be an opportunity to learn more about the program.
Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A so RSVP is very important. Please RSVP by Monday May 17, 2010 to Tamika.Odum@uc.edu. If you have questions please let me know.