May 11, 2010

TRiO celebration

The TRiO/Student Support services program held its annual Graduate Celebration and Recognition Luncheon on May 10 at Prairie Bay. Fifty TRiO students are graduating this spring, completing their time in the program that provides support to students who are first-generation college students, low-income, or have a documented disability. The program included comments from CLC President Dr. Larry Lundblad, as well as Jeff Wig, dean of enrollment and student services; Charles Black Lance, program director; and advisers Jane Vogt and Sue Austin. Students introduced one another. Educational objectives and career plans were discussed. The students are graduating in areas such as nursing, accounting, law enforcement, horticulture, business management, child development, medical secretary, and photo imaging as well as earning the AA degree with transfer to places such as Bemidji State, St. Scholastica, Winona State, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State at Mankato, Oklahoma State, University of Hawaii, and the University of Minnesota, Morris. The TRiO program motto is "Building foundations for successful futures one student at a time."