Lamar Community College Learning Support Services awarded nearly $18,000 in TRiO Scholarships this spring. Recipients include: (Front row from L to R) Alisha Rose, Cyndee Velez, Ruth Warren, Amy Martinez, Drucilla Mast, Cheri Howard, Margaret Hernandez, Debra Stone; (Back row from L to R) Jordan Martinez, David Martinez, Daniel Lira, Charles Mast, Larry Coberly; Not pictured: Wanda Archuleta, Lauren Esquivel, Travis Frost, Kamilla Gray, Viet Huynh, Shone Mathew, Brandon Rhuda, Ruth Warren, Wil Wollert and Amanda Zamarripa-Gallegos.

(Lamar, Colorado, February 24, 2012) Lamar Community College Learning Support Services awarded nearly $18,000 in scholarships to 23 well-deserving TRiO students at a dinner and reception held on February 21.  Each recipient was identified based on academic performance, participation in TRiO events, and unmet need identified on their 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The standard award for this academic year was $775.00.

This year’s recipients include: Wanda Archuleta, Larry Coberley, Lauren Esquivel, Travis Frost, Kamilla Gray, Margret Hernandez, Cheri Howard, Viet Huynh, Daniel Lira, Amy Martinez, David Martinez, Jordan Martinez, Charles Mast, Drucilla Mast, Shone Mathew, Brandon Rhuda, Alisha Rose, Debra Stone, LaDonna VanMetre, Cyndee Velez, Ruth Warren, Wil Wollert and Amanda Zamarripa-Gallegos.

“Our TRiO/Learning Support Services staff worked together to identify the best candidates to receive these highly prestigious grants,” explained Kett Winsor, LCC’s director of Learning Support Services & TRiO, They are designed to assist first-generation and limited income students with services to help them overcome education obstacles.  “The TRiO grants go a long way to limit student reliance on student loans that can create hardships at a later date.”

A federally funded Student Support Services program, LCC’s TRiO program assists students with opportunities for academic development, and encourages students towards successful completion of their postsecondary education.  Its goals are to increase college persistence, good academic standing, retention and graduation and to facilitate the process of transfer from one level of higher education to the next.  These goals are accomplished by providing services including financial literacy, study skills, and academic workshops, personal and career counseling, mentoring, and tutoring.

For additional information about TRiO or other academic support services, or contact Kett Winsor at 336.1537 or  Learning Support Services/TRiO is located in the Bowman Building.


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