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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

The ASPIRE Native American Committee would like to wish all in our ASPIRE region a happy Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we honor the indigenous peoples of our land and recognize their history, culture, and contributions. We also acknowledge Native lands that we occupy. We encourage you to identify native land and languages in […]

Black Lives Matter

Today, as the entire nation seeks peace and justice, ASPIRE Inc. stands in solidarity with Black communities, including our TRIO professionals, students, participants and alumni impacted daily by racism, violence, and systemic oppression.   We support and stand collectively to mourn the unjust loss of George Floyd, one among countless others senselessly killed in recent […]

Colorado State University awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Mikaela Elder, a current participant in the Student Support Services Academic Advancement Center at Colorado State University, was recently awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.  Regarded as the most prestigious scholarship given to undergraduate students in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics, it is granted annually to about 300 college students from across the country.  The Barry […]

Montana TRIO Student Leadership Conference

In late March, the weekend before the MTASPIRE state conference, TRIO SSS programs across the state held the first (hopefully) annual TRIO Student Leadership Conference in Helena, MT. Staff from several TRIO SSS programs planned the training over several months and put together a 3-day Student Leadership program.  Thirty-six SSS students from 6 different campuses […]

Sen. Thune visits DWU

Senator John Thune was on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus last week during the National TRIO Day. We talked with him about the reauthorization of higher education, and I thought it went well. In addition, one of our students did talk with Senator Thune, which was great to hear directly from a student. In the […]

TRIO Day in Colorado

TRIO Day was a huge hit! We invited all programs and their students throughout the state to celebrate with us in Denver at the State Capitol. We had over 100 attendees – the most we’ve seen so far, a lot of which had to drive for hours in the early morning to be there on a cold […]

ASPIRE members featured in TRIO podcast

First Generation Panel with Special Guests December 20, 2018 First Generation Panel  Panelists: Dr. Oscar Felix, Dr. Paul Thayer, Marilyn Thayer, and Andrea Reeve Intro Music by: Makaih Beats (https://makaihbeats.net/about) Transition Music by: John Russell Audio Equipment and Recording: John Russell   https://juanrivas.podbean.com/e/first-generation-panel-with-special-guests/