TRIO Achievers 2018
"Unmasking the TRIO Movement"
Mayor David Allen
Ms. Christina Sanders
Dr. Austin Lane
Mr. Martin Chapa
St. Mary's University
Texas Southern University
Fairley Dickson University
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
"As Mayor, I am responsible for budgets and finances, lives, property and well-being of thousands of residents, something I had never desired and certainly had not planned to do, but thanks to Upward Bound and the opportunity it afforded me, I was prepared and am actually enjoying the challenges."
"Talent Search and TRIO were cornerstone academic resources for me and for so many others. Success in life has never come easily, but I am forever grateful for the mentoring programs that showed me it was possible."
"I am committed to advocating and advancing higher education for all students, no matter their station in life. It doesn't matter if that sustends is a veteran, disabled, low-income or the first in their family to attend college, [TSU] serves as a pathway to a better life."
"The UB impact on my professional career is very clear to see. I wanted to pay if forward and help as many students who were just like me: Low-Income and First Generation and full of potential."
Here are the requirements for a TRIO Achiever: