Federal TRIO Program Reaches Out to UAlbany Students
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
The University at Albany will begin a new program that will help 250
disadvantaged students realize their full academic and professional
potential. The program will offer services designed to increase retention
and graduation rates for students disadvantaged by low income, disabilities
or because they are first-generation college students who lack support.
UAlbany has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education
to fund a Student Support Services Program under the TRIO grant program.
This is a four-year, $760,000 grant.
The new program will serve 250 UAlbany students who meet the Department
of Education's eligibility requirements. The program will achieve its
goal of an 80% graduation rate by offering many services, including
academic advisement, counseling, financial aid planning, culturally
enriching activities, and field trips to local industries.
"These services will provide opportunities for students to realize
the expectations of the professional world as well as offer insights
into graduate school and employment opportunities available," said Carson
Carr, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and director of
the Educational Opportunity Program at UAlbany.
The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs
designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and
assist low-income, first-generation college, and disabled students to
progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate
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July 31, 2001
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