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NMSU to celebrate TRIO Day

The Fourth Annual TRIO Day statewide celebration and conference will be held April 29 and 30 in Las Cruces, sponsored by the New Mexico/West Texas Association of Student Assistance Programs.

O Programs were established by the federal government in 1965 to ensure equal educational opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. The original three programs have expanded to seven.

The original TRIO Programs are Upward Bound, a program for high school students to prepare them to enter college; Student Support Services, which helps students succeed in college through counseling, tutoring and instruction; and Talent Search, which serves students in grades six through 12 and informs them about college admissions, scholarships and financial aid.

New Mexico State University has three TRIO programs, Student Support Services, Upward Bound and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which assists students in pursuing doctoral degrees.

"This is a day of celebration for the programs and the students involved in the programs," said Sue Brown, director of Academic Excellence Programs. "We want to make people aware of the impact that these programs have made on assisting students to access higher education and to achieve success in pursuing their degrees."

The celebration includes workshops for student