TRIO Day 2009
UND TRIO Celebrating Our Student’s Success
Since 1965 an estimated two million students have graduated from college with the special assistance and support of our nation’s TRIO Programs. To honor the students who have succeeded in college and those who are currently working hard to reach their academic goals, UND TRIO Programs celebrated National TRIO Day on Tuesday, February 10, 2008.
Awards were presented to UND Vice President Robert Boyd, UND Staff, students and alumni of TRIO programs at UND.
UND President Robert Kelley spoke at the event, “We would like to give a great big thank you to all the hard work behind our TRIO programs, that are accomplished by our staff and faculty mentors,” said Kelley.
Boyd was recognized with the Advocate for UND TRIO Award, which is given in recognition of strong advocacy and commitment to the mission of TRIO Programs, which is equal educational access.
“If there is any one place on campus that consistently helps make dreams come true, it is certainly the TRIO programs,” said Boyd. Boyd was honored for his contributions to TRIO programs including, program enhancing activities, technology resources, office space, and program evaluations.
Delilah Yellow Bird (former Upward Bound participant) and Dr. Roxanne Jonas (former Student Support Services participant), received the Outstanding UND TRIO Alumni Award, which is given to honor educational and career success by a former participant in UND TRIO Programs.
Suzanne Belyea, UND Housing was honored with the Friend of UND TRIO Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding support for TRIO Programs operations given by a UND staff person.
Lynelle Smith received the Outstanding TRIO/Student Support Services Award, which is given to a UND student participating in that program who has achieved academic success.