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UW-Eau Claire to Recognize National TRIO Day
With Program and Awards Ceremony

RELEASED: Feb. 12, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will recognize National TRIO Day with a program and awards ceremony from 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 26 in Davies Center.

Awards will be presented to outstanding TRIO students and to UW-Eau Claire staff members who have provided exceptional service for the TRIO programs.

TRIO programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to promote the academic achievement of eligible students. The programs serve students whose parents do not have a college degree, students from families of limited income and students with disabilities. Program participants range in age from sixth-graders to adults.

UW-Eau Claire operates four TRIO projects: Upward Bound, Student Support Services, the Educational Opportunity Center and the McNair Program. A fifth TRIO project, Educational Talent Search, is administered by the Eau Claire office of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The Feb. 26 TRIO Day activities will include a reception, presentation and awards ceremony from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Menominee and Oneida rooms of Davies Center. Break-out sessions for participating students will follow.

The first TRIO programs were established in the 1960s to expand opportunities for students who might otherwise be denied access to a college education. More than 860,000 students are now served each year by 2,700 TRIO projects across the nation.

All members of the community are invited to the National TRIO Day activities at UW-Eau Claire.

For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Ouderkirk, director of Student Support Services, at 715-836-4542 or ouderkbj@uwec.edu.

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