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National TRiO Day celebrated at LCU

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From Lubbock Christian University:

The Lubbock area TRiO programs celebrated National TRiO day on Wednesday with a luncheon on the LCU campus. LCU's President Tim Perrin will also spoke for this inspiring event.

TRiO is made up of federally funded programs which provide valuable supportive services to students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them successfully become college students and graduates, many of whom are first generation college graduates. Local TRiO programs include LEARN Educational Opportunity Center and Talent Search, LCU Flight Plan Student Support Services, South Plains College STAR Center and Upward Bound, Texas Tech Upward Bound.

The programs increase the college achievement levels for underrepresented populations by offering support services such as tutoring; personal and financial counseling; career counseling; special instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and mathematics; assistance in applying for financial aid; and workshops in time management.

Many of the students who benefit from TRiO have inspiring stories.  The stories of the Achiever Award recipients were highlighted at the lunch.  Recipients include:

  • Valeria Hernandez - LEARN Educational Opportunity Center
  • Ingrid Johnson - LCU Flight Plan
  • Ray Vasquez -- LEARN Educational Opportunity Center
  • Guadalupe Hinojosa -- SPC Upward Bound
  • Gabriel Gonzales -- Texas Tech Upward Bound Math/Science
  • Monica Tracy -- Texas Tech Upward Bound Select
  • Brenda Keith -- SPC Star Center
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