Entries by Dennis Stangl

Dan Czech Resigns

Dan Czech has resigned from the position of Employment Adviser in the Veterans Upward Bound Project at Weber State University.  He has moved to the Davis Applied Technology Center where he serves as the Certifying Official and manages the Veterans services.  We are awaiting permission to hire  a candidate to fill the position and expect […]

What does SOS/TRIO do for me…….

To Whom it May Concern: I would like to share what the SOS/TRIO program has done for me as a student, a mom, and a professional. I started at MSUB soon after graduating high school and then Cosmetology School in 2004. As a freshmen, I initially registered with the Student Opportunity Services (SOS), because I […]

New Program Coordinator Joins Westminster McNair Scholars Program

Greetings, ASPIRE! The Westminster College McNair Scholars Program would like to introduce you to Dr. Lara Chatman, our new program coordinator. She joined the director, Dr. Jo Hinsdale, at the beginning of October and jumped into providing services for our students. As a product of both Upward Bound and UB Math-Science, she operates out of […]

Director of Development & Community Relations

A Lot of Hats – Busy Mom Juggles Nursing School, Family and Much More Danica Kochis-Belleque didn’t expect to find herself to still be in school while in her 40’s to pursue a career in nursing. But that’s exactly what she’s doing. Danica is currently a second year student at Lake Region State College in […]

Wyoming EOC Participant of the Month-December

Bonnie Straw, EOC Coordinator out of Evanston writes…The student I would like to recognize as the Uinta County TRIO/EOC outstanding student of the month is Coert Lindford. Coert comes from a family of 13. He left his family in West Virginia and came to Evanston to live with his grandparents after he graduated high school. He […]


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 […]