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.
Coastal Bend College TRiO Upward Bound student Amy Salazar was recently named a quarter-finalist in the national 2011 TRiO Quest Award: DigiText competition. TRiO Quest, operated by the University of Washington, receives thousands of entries from across the country.
Suppose you were a single parent, trying to earn a college degree while raising a family? What if your parents paid for college but nothing else? What would you do? Where would you live? How could you afford the lifestyle that you are accustomed to? These are tough questions for anyone to answer. That is why Lupe Ganceras puts teens to the test in Independent City. Coastal Bend College TRiO students were faced with … Continue reading High schoolers get dose of real life in Independent City