MOREHEAD – Kentucky U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers visited the TRiO programs at Morehead State University on Monday.
Rep. Rogers was welcomed by MSU President Wayne D. Andrews and a crowd mostly of TRiO program students and alumni at the Education Service Building (Old Rowan County Court House).
“This was an opportunity for TRiO students and alumni and Morehead State University to thank Congressman Rogers for his support of the TRiO Programs at the local and national levels.” said Dr. Dan Connell, MSU assistant vice president for adult education and college access.
Current and former members of the different TRiO program spoke on what a difference the programs made in their lives and thanked Rep. Rogers for his support.
TRiO Programs that are offered at MSU include Commonwealth Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math Science Programs.
The Federal TRiO Programs are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.
Last year, MSU TRiO Programs had 4,677 participants in the program serving 34 counties.
Rep. Rogers took the time to take photos with every student and TRiO program worker before he had to leave.
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