History

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Leona Lusk Officer, the first black graduate of TTU.
The Black Cultural Center was established in 1989 as a place where Tennessee Tech African-American students could find support among their peers. Opening its doors officially in August of 1990.

In the spring of 1996, black students and staff voted to rename the Cultural Center after Leona Lusk Officer, the first black graduate of TTU. She graduated from Tech in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.