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Nov 30 2011

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KC’s TRIO Program celebrates ten years

The Kilgore College TRIO program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Devall Room on the Kilgore campus.
TRIO is a group of federally funded programs designed to make higher education more accessible to disadvantaged students through motivation and support.
The program at KC has helped more than 1,000 low income, disabled and first-generation students succeed in college through its 10-year history.
In the 10 years, 80 percent have achieved good standing each semester they have attended.
Also, more than $45,000 has been awarded in TRIO scholarships
The program, first introduced in 1968 under the Higher Education Act, was named TRIO because it consisted of three programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services.  It now consists of seven.
The public is invited to the anniversary celebration and admission is free.
For more information, contact KC’s TRIO Director Bindy Tice at 903-988-7590.

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