Trio Day to Be Held At UB On April 16

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: April 4, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- TRIO Day -- a celebration of the accomplishments of Buffalo-area students enrolled in TRIO programs that serve low-income and first-generation college students and those with disabilities -- will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 16, in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

TRIO programs, funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, serve more than 700,000 students in 1,750 programs nationwide. They include Student Support Services, also known as Special Services, an undergraduate-retention program; the Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, a graduate-school-preparation program; Upward Bound, a college-preparation program; Talent Search, a secondary-school-retention program and college-preparation program, and Educational Opportunity Centers, which serve displaced or under-employed workers.

UB has joined with other institutions in the Buffalo and Rochester area that have TRIO programs to form the Western New York TRIO Consortium. The purpose of the consortium is to educate the community about the nature, activities and success of TRIO programs and students.

As part of TRIO Day at UB, Robert Palmer, Jr., UB vice president for student affairs, will welcome the students, staff and faculty representing all TRIO programs from local institutions. Hal Payne, vice president for student affairs at Buffalo State College, will deliver the keynote address.

For further information, contact the UB Office of Student Multicultural Affairs at 716-645-2732.