Ivy Tech Northeast’s TRiO program receives statewide recognition

Three individuals currently or previously involved with the TRiO Student Support Services program at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast have received statewide recognition from Indiana TRiO:

  • Tim Ross, the College’s current director of Express Enrollment and former director of TRiO, is the winner of the 2014 Rozelle Boyd Outstanding Achievement Award. This is given to someone who demonstrates a strong sense of inclusiveness and personal attributes such as loyalty, empathy, and compassion. The award recognizes those who are deeply committed to the call to action and demonstrate a strong support of underrepresented individuals in higher education.
  • Josefina Cervantes won the 2014 Bertha M. Jones Memorial Award, which is given to a TRiO alumni. Cervantes is an alumna of Ivy Tech Northeast’s TRiO program, and she currently works for the program as a coordinator. The award recognizes those who have achieved significant success in their lives. It’s intended to allow Indiana TRiO to celebrate the success of those who may not have had the chance to succeed without TRiO.
  • Danina Downing, a current TRiO student at the College, is the recipient of the Indiana TRiO Board of Directors part-time scholarship, which pays $500 toward her Fall 2014 classes. To be considered, applicants must participate in TRiO or the McNair program in Indiana and demonstrate academic excellence and co-curricular/community involvement in high school.

TRiO Student Support Services’ mission is to provide services to 160 first-generation, low-income students with or without disabilities as they work toward a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Northeast, with a goal of achieving completion within a three-year period.

To learn more, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/trio.

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