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P-16 Diversity Partnership

The P-16 Diversity Partnership is led by the College of Education in collaboration with Putnam County Schools, IMPACT, Tech’s College of Business and Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tennessee Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

Priority Initiatives

Diversity-Specific Resources for P-12 Partners
Mentoring for Middle and High School Students
Professional Development Opportunities
Student Awards Supporting Diversity in Education Professions

The Launch | Aug. 25, 2018

On Sat., August 25, 2018, Professor Carl Owens hosted the launch of the P-16 Diversity Partnership. The event was underwritten by Mr. Tom Jones, global fare was provided by Chef Chad Combs of The Putnam Room, and a craft beer tasting was sponsored by Hix Farm Brewery.

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Photo L to R: Lillian Hartgrove, Vice President of Workforce Development and Education; Imon Uduehi, Global Sales Improvement Leader – Cummins Filtration; Jasen Knight, President IMPACT; Tom Payne, Dean of the College of Business; Associate Professor Janet Isbell, Vice Chair of Education for IMPACT; Professor Carl Owens, Director of the College of Education’s Jeffers Learning Resources Center; Tom Jones, Research Electronics International; and, Lisa Zagumny, Dean of the College of Education.

P-16 Event Archives

Your Support

The college and its partners welcome your support of these initiatives.
If you would like to make a contribution to the program fund, please see the mailing and online giving options below:

Giving by Check / Mail Your Gift

Tennessee Tech University
Tech Foundation 
Campus Box 1915
Cookeville, TN 38505
Please designate your gift to the P-16 Initiative in the memo line.

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