Paretta Autosport, the female-led NTT IndyCar Series team who will make their race debut at the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge this weekend announced on Wednesday that the University of South Carolina’s Carolina Online has signed a multi-year agreement to become official education partner to the team.

Speaking about the news, team owner and CEO of Paretta Autosport, Beth Paretta commented saying;

“Paretta Autosport and Carolina Online both appeal to people, male and female, who believe in diversity and aren’t afraid to create their own path to success. “We couldn’t be happier to represent the University of South Carolina’s virtual campus, which strives to make higher education a reality for everyone who is willing to work for it.”

Diana Hill Mitchell, the University of South Carolina’s senior associate provost for social innovation and e-learning commented saying:

We are excited to join Paretta Autosport for this year’s Indy 500 and future races. “Our missions are aligned as we both believe in championing inclusion and access to opportunity. In Paretta Autosport we have identified an exceptional partner that is putting our shared values into action.
“The higher education learning environment is no longer limited to the campus classroom or lab,” Mitchell continued. “Whether someone is starting their college career for the first time or working to complete a program they started in the past, Carolina Online welcomes students from across the country to access top-tier collegiate courses that fit their family and life circumstances.
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