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CWC to honor National TRIO Day

February 10, 2017 by Laura Phagan

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Central Wyoming College’s Student Support Service will have an open house to honor National TRIO Day Feb. 14 from 12:30-2:30pm in MH 121, 123 and 133. Student Support Services will have refreshments to celebrate.

We will celebrate the successes of our 410 TRIO, Student Support Services students,” said Deryle Matland, program manager for Student Support Services. ”

Deryle Matland, program manager for Student Support Services

CWC’s Student Support Services is the largest program in a five state region. And on Feb. 25 CWC will join the national effort to recognize a program that has served CWC students every year. This year is the 31st Anniversary of National TRIO Day which raises awareness about the importance of educational opportunity for low-income, first-generation students across the United States.

Enacted by a Congressional Resolution in 1986, National TRIO Day is a call to citizens from all walks of life to come together to promote educational access and success in communities where TRIO Programs continue to create change. TRIO is the first set of federal programs to address the serious social, economic and cultural barriers to higher education in United States.

Today, more than 820,000 students in nearly 3,000 programs at host institutions, both urban and rural, make higher education a reality for students who are often the first members of their family to enroll in and graduate from college.

TRIO services include: assistance in choosing and applying to a college, applying for financial aid, tutoring, personal and financial counseling, career counseling, workplace and college visits and special instruction in reading, writing, study skills and mathematics.

“Our TRIO community is grateful for your continued support of educational opportunity,” Matland said.