Kennesaw State Scholarship Celebrates Professor
and Late Husband’s Love of Travel

 Brian LaRaia and Teresa Raczek
 Brian LaRaia and Teresa Raczek

Kennesaw State University professor Teresa Raczek and her husband Brian LaRaia loved to travel - an activity that inspired many of the gourmet dinners LaRaia cooked for the couple during their 25 years together.

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 20, 2023) — When LaRaia passed away in April of 2021, Raczek said she and his family were immediately interested in finding ways to honor his memory by helping others explore the world and consider new perspectives. Together, they gifted $50,000 to endow the Brian Olcott LaRaia Traveling Scholarship in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2022, and recently, Raczek added a more than $200,000 planned gift to that endowment.

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