On April 12th, 2018 TRIO SSS, STEM-HS, and TPSSS students and staff traveled to Kalamazoo to see Lion King at the Miller Auditorium. This experience was wonderful for first time theater attendees and theater fanatics! The Lion King show was unforgettable.
TRIO Academic Achievement Ceremony
On April 10th, TRIO Staff, students, and GVSU faculty came together to celebrate the academic achievement and graduation of TRIO students! First generation college graduate, President T. Haas shared opening remarks of encouragement and support with us. Our key note speaker, Dr. Mark Schaub from the Padnos international Center, shared with us his global perspective on education and his
experiences abroad. Dr. Schaub encouraged students to share their narratives and their experiences abroad.
2017-18 graduates were honored with TRIO stoles by TRIO directors Aliya Armstrong (TPSSS), Dr. Nykia Gaines (STEM-HS), and MarcQus Wright(SSS).
2018 MI-CAPP Student Leadership Conference
On March 2nd through March 4th TRIO students from across Michigan college campuses and universities attended the Annual Michigan College Access Program & Personal (MI-CAPP) Student Leadership Conference. The purpose of this event was to bring together students who have an active interest in broadening their success in college and to celebrate the great value and influence of TRIO programs on college campuses. Both high school and college students enjoyed keynote speakers and participated in various valuable advising sessions. The MI-CAPP Student Leadership Conference is hosted as a Scholarship Award Banquet and a Leadership Award breakfast to acknowledge students in the TRIO programs who excel beyond expectations. Scholarships were awarded in three categories: Study Aboard, Academic Achievement, and Academic Improvement. Leadership Awards were also distributed to great performing program participants in each program. This year, students from TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO STEM, TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Services (TPSSS), and Upward Bound were recipients at the 2018 MI-CAPP Student Leadership Conference.
TRIO TPSSS students Darwin Harris and Antewnet Melton were awarded MI-CAPP scholarships. Darwin Harris was awarded a scholarship in Academic Achievement. Antewnet Melton was awarded a scholarship in Study Abroad Academic Achievement. TPSSS students Kelli Nemetz and Rocio Velasquez were also recognized for their leadership in the TRIO TPSSS program.
More than 15 TRIO students and staff members traveled to Indianapolis on May 4-5th, 2017. TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Services (TPSSS) and TRIO STEM-HS visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. During their stay they toured the campus of Big Ten Purdue University. Their walking tour of campus included the statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong, a highlight of the students visit. Tours of one of only two Amazon delivery college locations in the US, and mock space shuttles were impressive and motivational sights.
2017 MI-CAPP Student Leadership Conference
February 24th through February 26th, 2017 TRIO students from all programs from different universities and colleges had the ability to connect and engage with community members. The purpose of this event was to bring together students who have an active interest in broadening their success in college and to celebrate the great value and influence of TRIO programs. Both high school and college students enjoyed many delicious meals, key-note speakers, and valuable advising sessions about anything from finding your own brand to scholarships to the history of TRIO programs.
The conference hosted both a Scholarship Award Banquet and a Leadership Award breakfast to acknowledge students in the TRIO programs who excel beyond expectations. Scholarships were awarded in three categories: Study Abroad, Academic Improvement, and Academic Achievement. Leadership Awards were director-chosen and based on great leaders in each program. Six of the recipients were Grand Valley TRIO students.
Summer Institute 2016-17
Taking place each summer, the Orientation Program serves as a way for students to move on campus early, become settled with their surroundings, learn about the college experience and make connections with their peers. This program features presentations, activities and tours of the campus. Parents of new students also have a chance to meet the staff and learn more about the program through a meet and greet event the first night.