Entries by Dennis Stangl

COE Update

The following is an update from COE: Government Relations Update   Only 7 WEEKS remain until Congress returns to Washington, DC to determine whether TRIO will receive a $60 Million increase. As legislators continue to meet with constituents in anticipation of the November 8th general elections it is critical that the entire community take this […]

October EOC Student of the Month

The October Participant of the Month is Donald Whitmore. Donald was a new participant in 2016 and was referred by a fellow Casper Re-entry resident. He came to the EOC office and asked for assistance applying to Casper College. As I began my usual conversation about FAFSA, Compass testing, transcripts, and applying to school, he […]

Kimberly Kost from student to mentor

Kimberly Kost joined Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO at MSUB as the new Academic Coordinator last February. As a prior TRIO participant, she has come back to the program which at one point helped her to pursue her educational dreams. Now, with more experience and a great educational background, she helps students as a mentor, […]

Westminster McNair Scholars Attend UC Berkeley Symposium

Ten Westminster McNair Scholars traveled to Berkeley, CA early in August to present their summer research projects at the 24th Annual McNair Scholars Symposium.  They were able to network with and attend the presentations of hundreds of McNair Scholars from across the country, visit either Stanford or UC Davis, and speak with recruiters at the graduate […]

TRIO House at Colorado State University named in Honor of Paul Thayer

I wanted to share a recent article in our CSU e-newsletter that featured a story about Paul.  The TRIO House on campus was recently named in his honor, specifically recognizing his long term commitment to supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds, including his years in TRIO.  I thought that you may want to include this in […]

TRIO receives Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center grants from Department of Education

TRIO receives Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center grants from Department of Education The University of North Dakota has once again been awarded both a TRIO/Talent Search and TRIO/Educational Opportunity Center grant from the Department of Education. The goal of these programs is to ensure secondary school graduation and increase the college enrollment rate and […]

May EOC Student of the Month

The EOC Participant of the Month that is Mr. Steve Chenoweth. Steve is a 55 yr old, LIFG, non-traditional student. He graduated in December 2015 with his Associate’s degree in Addictionology and plans to attend UW-Casper in the fall, majoring in Social Work. The reason I chose Steve is because he is not the typical […]

Upward Bound students spend summer at UND campus

Published in the Grand Forks Herald – http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4049759-upward-bound-students-spend-summer-und-campus By Anna Burleson on Jun 7, 2016 at 9:10 p.m.   A car wash fundraiser may not seem connected to convincing more students to enroll in college, but there is a correlation through UND’s Upward Bound program. A federally funded program, Upward Bound assists first-generation and underprivileged high […]

NWC has 50 TRIO Grads in 2016!

This year Northwest College’s SSS TRIO program in Powell, Wyoming had 51 graduates.  The NWC SSS program has been in operation for just over 15 years, and this is the largest class of graduates they have ever had in that time.  A few years ago, NWC TRIO started the tradition of inviting graduates to a photo […]