WSU Tri-Cities celebrates National TRIO Day

WSU Tri-Cities celebrates National TRIO Day

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will celebrate the accomplishments of students who have overcome an assortment of barriers with the support of TRIO Student Support Services as part of National TRIO Day on Feb. 28.

A TRIO student presents as part of National TRIO Day at WSU Tri-Cities

A TRIO student presents as part of National TRIO Day at WSU Tri-Cities.

The federal government deemed Feb. 28 as National TRIO Day in 1986 as a means to commemorate the annual achievements of Federal TRIO programs in communities across the country. The WSU Tri-Cities celebration will take place at 11 a.m. in CIC 120 on Feb. 28.

The U.S. Department of Education TRIO program is a federal outreach and student services program designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The WSU Tri-Cities TRIO program specifically supports students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation students, as well as students with disabilities. The program provides mentorship, academic supports such as supplemental instruction, opportunities to attend networking events, career industry tours and more to support student academic and overall success.

“We are excited to celebrate the momentous accomplishments of our students and their roads to success as part of National TRIO Day,” said Stassia Feltes, WSU Tri-Cities TRIO Student Support Services director. “We invite our community to come out and join in celebrating their success.”

Throughout the WSU Tri-Cities celebration, students will hear from university leaders, student speakers and alumni about their journey through college, and how the TRIO program support has led to their success throughout their college education. Those in attendance will also enjoy some hands-on activities, such as blood pressure checks from Crimson Scrubs and creating healthy snacks with a local nutritionist, as a means to also give back to the community for their support of the program. Light appetizers will also be available for those in attendance.

The celebration is free and open to the public

For more information on the WSU Tri-Cities TRIO program, visit