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APSU hosts National TRiO Day

Each year, Austin Peay State Universitys TRiO programs assist almost 2,000 high school students, adults and veterans in their academic pursuits.

Current and former APSU TRiO students will share their academic success stories at the National TRiO Day Open House from 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 in APSUs Morgan University Center Ballroom. TRiO administrators and personnel will be available to provide additional information about each program.
Each year, Austin Peay State University's TRiO programs assist almost 2,000 high school students, adults and veterans in their academic pursuits.

Current and former APSU TRiO students will share their academic success stories at the National TRiO Day Open House from 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 in APSU's Morgan University Center Ballroom. TRiO administrators and personnel will be available to provide additional information about each program.

Receiving almost $1.5 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO offers support to low-income, first-generation and adult students through five programs: High School Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound, Tri-County Upward Bound, Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center.
• High School Upward Bound serves Montgomery County students planning to enroll at a four-year college or university by offering tutoring, testing, counseling and cultural enrichment activities. Tri-County Upward Bound provides the same services to students in Cheatham, Houston and Stewart counties.
• Veterans Upward Bound provides refresher courses for college-bound veterans as they prepare to take the GED or enroll in a college or technical school.
• Student Support Services provides academic and personal support for APSU students, along with exposure to cultural events.
• The Educational Opportunity Center assists adults pursuing post-secondary education or technical training.

The open house is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about TRiO programs or National TRiO Day, contact Marissa Chandler, director of TRiO Student Support Services, by telephone at (931) 221-6142. — Melony Leazer