ACU celebrates annual TRIO Day


For Immediate Release
Feb. 28, 2000

Abilene Christian University's TRIO department will be celebrating its annual TRIO Day on Tuesday with a banquet in the Brown Library Atrium on ACU's campus at 11:45 a.m. tomorrow.

Matt Taylor, a representative for the United States Department of Education, will be the keynote speaker.

TRIO programs provide opportunities for economically disadvantaged, first generation college students, under-represented and disabled students.

These programs are government funded and fall under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

TRIO day recognizes each of the three ACU TRIO programs and their accomplishments. At ACU the TRIO programs include Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars.

Upward Bound, a program designed to assist students in grades 9-12, generates in low-income, portential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program apst secondary education.

Students Support Services helps students to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degree. Participants, who include disabled college students, receive tutoring, counseling and instruction.

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program's purpose is to provide effective preparation for doctoral education. The program is designed for college students who are the first in their family to go to college and have an income level as established by the U.S. Department of Education or are a member of a group that is traditionally under-represented in graduate education.

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