Entries by Dennis Stangl

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/


ASPIRE Regional Conference will be held in historic downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Antler’s Hotel, September 29th thru October 2nd, 2019. Registration and call for proposals will be coming in late spring of 2019. For more information visit https://aspireonline.org/mbs/

Welcome to Montana TRIO, COE, and Educational Opportunity/Access Colleagues! 

Welcome to Montana TRIO, COE, and Educational Opportunity/Access Colleagues!  I am delighted to have you join us in Missoula, the “Garden City”, for the 42nd – 2018 Annual ASPIRE Conference. We have packed a lot into the agenda affording opportunities to enhance your knowledge, enjoy cultural experiences, network, and promote a healthy lifestyle. I want […]