Check out the brand new video showcasing Florida State College at Jacksonville SSS STEM.
The University of South Florida hosted TRIO Day, ACT Mastery Prep Boot Camp, STEM Wars, and the 49th Annual Florida TRIO Olympics June 28th through June 30th. Thursday, the 28th brought eight schools to the University Lecture Hall where the Admissions Office led by Malcolm Randolph and other representatives spoke to students as well as provided them a tour. Seniors then were provided a powerful two hour ACT mini boot camp by Oliver Pope of Mastery Prep and underclassmen learned sage advice about the USF experience from a USF student Marcellus Brookes and recent alum Dominique Boyer.
The Olympics were kicked off by Dr. Glen Besterfield, Director of Admissions and Dr. Fai Howard Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Reba Garth Director of Student Support Services and Jerinae Speed Florida TRIO President also welcomed the crowd of 650 students and staff. More than 15 sporting and academic events were held over the course of two days rain and shine. STEM Wars was also a feature introduced by SAEOPP Upward Bound Director William Troy Curry representing Georgia TRIO. This event was held in the USF Recreation Center and at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and featured drones, robotics, CSI, virtual reality, and free admission to the museum. A luau dance was held Friday evening featuring a live dj. Saturday's award ceremony featured President Speed presenting over fifty awards with the grand prize overall medal winner going to SAEOPP Upward Bound. Thank you to Upward Bound Director Raymond Cabrera and Academic Advisor Lawanna Hair for spearheading the event. Pictures can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1ajqkJmkWL8TVdJqvqa7873L9lAlGARjo
We need your help in making our program shine!!! This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of TRIO Student Support Services programs nationwide. As a result of this celebration there is a competition taking place to highlight the impact that TRIO SSS programs have had in our communities. Miami Dade College TRIO SSS Homestead program submitted a video and it has passed on to finals. WOHOOOOOO!!!!!! There were 36 entries and only 5 finalists were selected. The next phase of the competition is based on a Social Media Campaign. From June 8 to July 6, the 5 videos are open for voting by the public. Forty percent of the final score will be determined by the number of likes accumulated on each video. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT on liking theour video on the Homestead TRIO YouTube channel!!!
If they win this competition, the program will represent 1069 TRIO SSS programs nationwide. THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO PLACE OUR HOMESTEAD TRIO SSS PROGRAM IN THE US MAP!!! They will also have the opportunity to represent our program at a National TRIO Conference in September 2018.
Please help us by liking the video on the TRIO Homestead YouTube Channel and also by sharing the video with family, friends, and anyone else that wants to support our program. Promote the video far and wide.
Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/effsSs_pXOY (you will need a google/gmail account to access the “Like” option)
Remember, every “Like” counts!
Polk State College Students attended a residential STEAM Camp at Florida Polytechnic that included numerous high tech activities. This week long experience featured CSI Simulation VR, Patella Repair Lab, 3d Lab, Physics roller coasters, robotics, DNA, Catapults and more. You can view the slide show at animoto.com/play/uzId9jUyfgeao3C0xnw6gQ.
TRIO Student Support Services at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Federal TRIO Student Support Services Program on April 20th during the 26th Annual Awards Ceremony. TRIO SSS has been an agent of change at Daytona State College for over 40 years, making life-altering contributions to the thousands of the students the program has served throughout the decades.
Also, please see a link of a video that was created especially for this event: https://youtu.be/bIkWEm8eoVA
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) hosted the 48th Annual Florida TRIO Olympics on July 13-15. About 10 pre-collegiate programs competed in the events, which included sports and academic activities such as basketball, volleyball, track, tennis, chess, checkers, public speaking, and scholar's bowl. University of South Florida Upward Bound brought home the most golds. FAMU, Tallahassee Community College, Indian River State College, Palm Beach State College, and Florida International University also made good showings. Pictures are available at https://photos.app.goo.gl/vha8NbktP4Q8DV4G3.
Today is the deadline for the Veterans Upward Bound Application. Good luck to all those who submit. Successful Candidates can look to Pensacola State Veterans Upward Bound as a Model for what works. Even non Veterans TRIO programs have a lot to learn from Director Rob Gregg. Below you will find an extensive news segment as well as a one minute showcase of the sole Veterans Upward Bound in the state. Thank your Mr. Gregg for serving veterans and the community.
Florida TRIO inducted the 2017-2019 Executive Board on March 30, 2017. Meet the New Board. President Jerinae Speed has already held a strategic planning Board Meeting in Orlando June 2, where experienced and new officers developed numerous initiatives and improvements. Stay Tuned to your Member at Large and Executive Board for opportunities never before offered at very low cost.
Florida TRIO professionals hosted Georgia and South Carolina for the Annual Tri-State Conference on March 27-30 with the theme TRIO Lifesavers: Anchoring Our Students Success in Society. Keynote Speaker Robert Taylor opened up the conference. The Gatsby Gala soon followed along with numerous workshops and plenaries equipping employees for student-centered engagement and empowerment. Florida TRIO 2017-2019 Executive Board members were also installed.