Through faculty and staff mentoring and peer group networking, the program improves the retention and eventual graduation rates of students from Texas Tech University System by fostering a campus climate that is conducive to their academic, social and cultural needs and interest.
The purpose of the Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program is to enhance the quality of the educational experience of students from underrepresented populations through programs, services, advocacy, and campus initiatives and community involvement.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines mentor as "a trusted counselor or guide."
Mentor Tech mentors are Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Science Center faculty members, staff members, and graduate students who are committed to helping students in the transition to the university setting, as well as reaching their academic and professional goals.
In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a protégé is defined as "one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence."
Mentor Tech protégés are students who desire to receive academic, social and cultural support, encouragement, and guidance as they pursue their academic and professional goals.
Mentor Tech is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or disability.
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