ASPIRE member presented TRIO award
Taria Pritchett, a senior English Education major was presented the TRIO award this month at a meeting held in Arlington, Virginia by the Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Programs. Taria was the only undergraduate recognized among a group of high achieving TRIO Alumni. The award recognized her competitive academic profile and her stellar record of service on campus and in the community.
Others receiving the award included a former TRIO student who is now a tax attorney practicing in Washington DC, a former TRIO student who is now a member of the city council in Baltimore and engineering manager with Verizon, and a former TRIO student who is now a Ph.D. and director of distance learning at West Virginia University.
TRIO programs support students who are in the first generation in their families to go to college and for whom financing a college education is a challenge. UD has two TRIO programs and Taria belongs to both: The SSSP or Special Student Support Program and the McNair Scholars. She is also a member and former president of ASPIRE.
For more details, visit TRIO Achiever on UDaily.