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University to host National TRiO Day on Feb. 24

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

To celebrate the accomplishments of TRIO participants and programs, various programs at Austin Peay State University will participate in National TRiO Day on Feb. 24. Program directors plan to make presentations to various Clarksville civic groups.
Each year, Austin Peay State University's TRiO programs assist almost 2,000 high school students, adults and veterans in their academic pursuits.

To celebrate the accomplishments of TRIO participants and programs, various programs at Austin Peay State University will participate in National TRiO Day on Feb. 24. Program directors plan to make presentations to various Clarksville civic groups.

Receiving almost $1.5 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO programs at APSU offer 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 (HSUB) serves Montgomery County high school students planning to enroll at a four-year college or university. This program assists through tutoring, testing, counseling and cultural enrichment activities.

Tri-County Upward Bound provides the same services as HSUB including a six-week residential summer session on the APSU campus for high school students from 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 postsecondary education or technical training.

For further information regarding TRIO programs or National TRiO Day, contact Daniel Botula, director of Tri-County Upward Bound, by telephone at (931) 221-6410. -- Melony Leazer