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Austin Peay hosts National TRIO Day Feb. 26

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

TRIO administrators and personnel will provide information about their programs and services at the National TRIO Day Open House from 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the University Center Ballroom.
Each year, Austin Peay TRIO programs assist almost 2,000 high school students, adults and veterans in their academic pursuits.

TRIO administrators and personnel will provide information about their programs and services at the National TRIO Day Open House from 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the University Center Ballroom.

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: Veterans Upward Bound, Tri-County Upward Bound, High School Upward Bound, Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center.

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.

High School Upward Bound serves Montgomery County students planning to enroll at a 4-year college or university through tutoring, testing, counseling and cultural enrichment. Tri-County Upward Bound provides the same services to Cheatham, Houston and Stewart county students.

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. For further information regarding TRIO programs or National TRIO Day, telephone Dr. Arthur Neal, director of Veterans Upward Bound, at (931) 647-7894.
—Terry Stringer