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Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.



Relax Your Mind: Stress Management Program Wednesday, March 29, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Mountaineer Room, 2nd floor of Mountainlair. Learn how to better manage the stress you experience as a college student. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Theater Performance: The Pirates of Penzance Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm at the Creative Arts Center. Seats are limited for this performance. You must come to the office in person to sign up and receive your ticket. The sign-up sheet will be available on Thursday, March 30th in the SSS office.

Graduation & Recognition Banquet Friday, April 28th, 5-7:30 pm, Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair. Join us as we celebrate our graduates and the many accomplishments of all our SSS participants. Dinner will be followed by the recognition program. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office April 3rd.

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