Guadalupe Encinia named TRiO SSS Achiever

Coastal Bend College TRiO Student Support Services named CBC graduate Guadalupe Encinia of Mathis, TRiO SSS Achiever. Encinia talked about his experiences with CBC students during a reception held to celebrate TRiO Day. Encinia, who recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, told a group of CBC students that his involvement with TRiO opened doors for him.

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TRiO Day set for Feb. 24 in Beeville

Coastal Bend College will celebrate TRiO Day on Feb. 24 in Beeville. TRiO Day is a nationwide annual celebration that recognizes the value of federally-funded TRiO Programs and the successes of their students. TRiO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to help students from low-income families where neither parent has graduated from college and/or first generation Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. The program also provides information on pre-college opportunities.

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TRIO SSS grant renewed to provide opportunities for first-generation college students

Coastal Bend College officials were pleased to recently learn that its TRiO Student Support Services program for first-generation college students would be renewed for another five years. Funded under Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, TRiO provides funding for special outreach and academic support services for low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to go to college. For more information about TRIO Student Support Services, call (361) 354-2718.

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