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Fund professional development and networking opportuntities for MANRRS students

Each year, the Virginia Tech Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) supports professional development activities for students and sends outstanding students to regional and national meetings. We need your help to support the achievement of our students’ goals at the local, regional, and national levels.

The Virginia Tech Chapter of MANRRS is part of a national organization dedicated to the advancement and achievement of people in agriculture and natural resources and related fields. While MANRRS has many members in agricultural and natural resources, it is open to students and professionals of all backgrounds and majors. 

By supporting our chapter’s fundraiser, you support local chapter meetings, student engagement in professional development activities, student chapter dues, and help a student attend national and regional MANRRS meetings

Attendance at the MANRRS national conference helps students through:

  • Participation in national contests that provide recognition to our students and Virginia Tech
  • Developing our students’ core competencies, such as in critical thinking, teamwork, flexibility, and relationship building
  • Helping our students identify job and internship opportunities in agriculture and natural resources and related fields
  • Supporting professional networking, and in linking our students with the professionals who can help support their research

An investment in the Virginia Tech Chapter of MANRRS will help ensure that we can take more students to meetings at both the regional and national levels, and will expand the provision of professional development and community building activities for our students.

Give today to ensure that our local chapter thrives, and to help our students receive the support they need to achieve their professional goals. 

Double your impact - Maxx Performance, Inc and the Samuels Family; Winston, Marilyn, Joel and Courtney Samuels will generously match gifts up to $5000 in support of minority student experiences. 

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Support Chapter Activities

$5 gift supports local MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences)


Make your Senior Class Gift!

Current seniors who make a gift of $5 or more to our project will have their gift count as their Senior Class Gift. Gifts of $22+ will receive a commemorative mug and graduation cord as a thank you from the committee. More information can be found about the Senior Class Gift and mug/cord pick up times by visiting


Yearly Student Chapter Dues

A $25 gift can pay for the chapter dues for a student for a year, enabling them to attend meetings and professional development activities on campus.


Show Your Pride Polo

A $50 gift can help pay for a MANRRS student’s polo with Virginia Tech’s logo. Students wear these polos to represent Virginia Tech at the national MANRRS conference.


Build a Sense of Community

A $100 gift helps to build a sense of community in the local MANRRS chapter by providing resources and supplies necessary to conduct regular MANRRS meetings.


Help Build Professional Skills

A $250 gift can help cover the registration for the national MANRRS conference for one student. This conference helps the student to build their professional skill set.


Student Networking Experience

A $500 gift provides partial coverage of the travel and expenses to a networking event, such as the national MANRRS conference. This gives the student the means to connect with others in their field who can help support their research.

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