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Tech to begin MANRRS

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 04 - September 14, 1995

Virginia Tech has received a $4,000 grant to begin a Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) chapter on Campus.

MANRRS is an association that promotes diversity in the agricultural and life-sciences fields.

Sandy Wiedegreen, one of the founding coordinators, said, "This organization will be helpful for our students because they will learn about graduate programs and meet with companies in their career areas." The group has more than 50 chapters at colleges across the country, including Purdue, Pennsylvania State University, Cornell, and University of California-Davis.

The chapter has held a welcoming reception, and held its first meeting September 12.

The Virginia Tech chapter received $2,000 from an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission grant and $2,000 from the agribusiness firm Monsanto for start-up funding.