Entries by Dennis Stangl


Being part of TRIO and engaging with the staff/tutors/students has been an upward journey. The student Kelly Buck met over a year ago has evolved. Everyone that I have met has only cared about me overcoming the obstacles that I put there. I am no longer afraid of school. I am eager to be in […]

November Wyoming EOC Student of the Month

Shantel Wheeler is a 20 year EOC participant that attended college one semester after high school but left college as she wasn’t able to work full-time and carry a 19 credit load at college.  She was offered a promotion at work and felt at the time that work had to be her focus.  She has […]

Career and College Readiness Summit

The Career and College Readiness Summit was held in Ethete, WY on October 28th, 2015 and was open for all 9-12 grader Native Americas in Fremont County.  Teffany Fegler, EOC Coordinator, was one of the main organizers of this event.  Hattie Penny, EOC Coordinator, was one of the breakout session presenters.  Over 430 students attended […]

University of Wyoming – EOC student of the Month

Wyoming EOC Coordinator, Melisa Valtierra, has submitted October’s EOC Student of the Month! Courtney Kudera is currently a freshman at the University of Wyoming in the pre-pharmacy program. Melisa worked with her last year when she was a senior at Little Snake River Valley in Baggs, WY.  As a student, Courtney was very involved and motivated, being that […]

The Joy of McNair Scholars Program

Learning is joy, and McNair Scholar research at UND is a joy for both students and McNair mentors. Ms. Manna Khan recently joined the McNair Scholars program to advance her work in Geography. She is working with Dr. Christopher Atkinson and is keenly interested in water pollution in Bangladesh as it pertains to pollution sources […]

Community Grant Awarded

Montana’s Missoula TRIO SSS was recently awarded a $5,000 Access Grant from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation to match an award from  Grizzly Riders International to help support a book loan program.  For the past seven years Grizzly Riders supported the implementation and financial support to help TRIO students with the ever-rising cost of […]

Westminster McNair Scholars Attend Berkeley Research Symposium

At the beginning of August, ten students from the Westminster College McNair Scholars Program presented their summer research at the 23rd Annual McNair Scholars Symposium at the University of California at Berkeley.  They were a great success!  This symposium includes a number of components designed to enhance graduate school preparation.  Students visited Stanford University, networked with faculty […]

Talent Search alumnus continues educational path

  My name is Bethany O’Connell and I am a 2015 graduate of Dupree High School on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. I am a TRIO Talent Search alumnus who is continuing on her educational path. This fall, I plan to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris to pursue a four year […]