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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Amy Salazar earns quarter-final honors in national contest

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.

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High schoolers get dose of real life in Independent City

  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…

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