CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati held a grand re-opening for the African American Cultural Resource center on Tuesday.
The African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC) supports the mission of the university by recruiting, retaining, and encouraging the success of students of color at the University of Cincinnati. The Center has undergone $325,000 in renovations since August 2012. Funding for the renovations were supported by the UC Division of Administration and Finance and the University Diversity Council.
"This is the continuation of a promise," says Eric Abercrumbie, director of the center and Ethnic Programs and Services at UC.
The African American Cultural Resource Center has become one of the top student cultural centers in the country since its opening in September 1991. The AACRC, first proposed by UC's United Black Association in 1968 (now called the United Black Student Association), was created as a welcoming environment for African-American students as they adjust to college life.
The grand re-opening hosted a formal ribbon cutting, musical performances, and several speakers to celebrate the African American Resource Center's achievements.