Entries by Dennis Stangl

McKenzie Reisenauer succeeds against the odds

McKenzie Reisenauer succeeds against the odds We root for people beating the odds because we admire their grit and determination, and we hope to find a bit of that in ourselves. McKenzie Reisenauer is one individual who doesn’t have to hope for that, because she’s the one doing it.

Wyoming December Participant of the Month

Hello all! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday break and ready for 2018!! I am happy to announce Maggie as the EOC Participant of the Month for December! Maggie is a current student at the Rock Springs Learning Center at Western Wyoming Community College. I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie last spring at […]

Angel Project – TRIO Student Support Services

An event held at Colorado State University – Pueblo in conjunction with TRIO SSS programs. Program makes holiday happier for CSU-Pueblo students and families Once again, Christmas will be a little more merry for some little angels. Thanks to a host of bigger ones. For nearly 20 years, SunWest Credit Union has partnered with Colorado […]

Profile of Upward Bound student from Missoula

Season of thanks: Missoulians share what they’re thankful for this year Braylee Crawford looked forward to Upward Bound every summer before she enrolled at the University of Montana. “When I heard that the program was basically on the chopping block, it really devastated me,” Crawford said. This year, the U.S. Department of Education initially denied $1.7 […]

November Student of the Month

Melisa at LCCC would like to announce the November EOC Participant of the Month, Mark. He is a current student at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Mark is studying Liberal Arts and will be graduating this December. In the Spring of 2018, he will be transferring to the University of Wyoming to continue with a Bachelor […]

October Student of the Month

Wyoming Educational Opportunity Center is proud of our highlighted Student of the Month for October! In November of 2016, Mark Recchia took a huge chance, packed up his dog and a few of his belongings and took off for Wyoming, leaving behind family and friends. He needed a change and Wyoming offered exciting challenges and […]

Upward Bound grant restored for University of Montana

Upward Bound grant restored for University of Montana The University of Montana will receive money to support first-generation college students and ones from low-income families through Upward Bound, after initially being denied a grant due to a clerical error, according to news releases. U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced Wednesday that the U.S.

Federal Budget Updates

* House and Senate reached an agreement for FY17 * This was signed into law May 5, 2017 * 50 Million increase (5.6%) TRIO Funding * Language in bill provides increase funding for existing TRIO grant programs * Increase grants awarded for FY17 *Allowing reading of grants that were rejected due to formatting *FY18 TRIO budget is not safe (Trump proposed $92 Million […]