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UT to celebrate national TRIO Day Feb. 23

National TRIO Day will bring together students and alumni who succeeded in college thanks to assistance from the national program to celebrate Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8:15 a.m. in The University of Toledo Scott Park Campus Auditorium.

Since 1964, more than 10.5 million Americans (67 percent from poor and working families) have benefited from the services of the TRIO pre-college and college programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program and the Educational Opportunity Centers.

As access and retention services are an essential component of the federal strategy to ensure equal educational opportunity, Congress established the TRIO Programs nearly 50 years ago. These programs enable Americans regardless of economic circumstance, race or ethnic background to successfully enter college and graduate.

The programs are designed to identify promising students, prepare them for college-level work, strengthen math and science skills, provide tutoring and support services to them once they reach campus, and provide information on academic and financial aid opportunities.

TRIO students and parents from Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College and UT will join together for National TRIO Day 2013 with the theme, “Positive Choices.”

National TRIO Day activities will include a wellness presentation and a student summit on healthy relationships that features a domestic violence panel.

The event is free; an optional $3 lunch is available.

For more information, contact Alisha Durham, academic adviser with UT’s Upward Bound Program, at or 419.530.3810.

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