Innovation award to benefit student transition program at UW-Whitewater

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Staff | August 21, 2014

WHITEWATER—The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Foundation will receive an AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to support the King/Chavez Scholars Program.

The summer program is designed to help transition 65 multicultural, first-generation and low-income students from high school to college courses at UW-Whitewater. The program began in the fall of 1997 and is designed to attract and retain talented multicultural students at the university.

The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides funding to local organizations that enhance and give back to their communities.

The award will be presented to Richard McGregory Jr., assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success at UW-Whitewater and Tiffany Tardy, coordinator of the King/Chavez Scholars program on Aug. 22 at the university.

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