Nearly 300 Anchorage-area students, ranging from sixth grade to college-level, will participate in this nationwide celebration today to express thanks to the community for its support of Alaskaâ€™s federally funded TRiO programs.
Students—many of them first generation and/or from low-income households—will give testimonials of how UAA’s TRiO programs have helped them succeed in achieving their dreams of a postsecondary education.
Students will also receive sustainability training from UAA’s Office of Sustainability and will participate in a sustainability-related service learning project on Monday afternoon.
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Schedule of Events:
10–11 a.m.: Sustainability Training, UAA Office of Sustainability
11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Luncheon & Testimonials by TRiO Students
12–1 p.m.: Keynote Address, Dr. Joe Martin
Dr. Martin is an award-winning motivational speaker, author, professor and retention expert. He’s authored or co-authored seven books, including the top selling Good Teachers Never Quit, Let Your Leadership Speak and Tricks of the Grade. More at:https://www.powerfulmotivationalspeaker.com/
1–4 p.m.: Sustainability Service Learning Project
UAA Student Union
ABOUT UAA’S TRiO PROGRAMS
Since UAA began hosting TRiO programs in Anchorage in the early 1970s, more than 30,000 Alaskans have benefitted from the services offered through this invaluable resource. On the national level, over 5 million people have graduated from college, thanks to the support they received from a TRiO program. TRiO services include: assistance completing college admissions and financial aid forms; tutorial supports; and educational and career advising, among many other professional support services. Learn more about each of UAA’s four TRiO programs at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/trio/.
Dr. Kim Patterson, Director, UAA Student Support Services, 786-1378
Kato Ha’unga, TRiO Day Chair, 786-6124