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COVID-19 Update - Monday April, 13 2020

The Minnesota TRIO Association made the decision to cancel the annual MN TRIO professional conference this year in order to follow social distancing measures for the good of our members and our neighbors. We are all working hard to find ways to serve our students and keep our programs operating in this difficult time. Several programs have developed resource guides that they have shared with their students and staff, and based on those guides we have developed the following 
COVID-19 Resources for MN TRIO Professionals, Students, and Families

The Council for Opportunity in Education (the national TRIO association of which MN TRIO is a part) is working hard to keep track of developments on Capitol Hill and the Department of Education to keep us informed of how COVID-19 will affect TRIO programs. TRIO professionals can view answers to Common Questions Regarding TRIO Program Operations During COVID-19. COE is also hosting professional development and webinars to help TRIO professionals continue to learn and grow, share ideas, and serve our students while maintaining mental wellness ourselves during this time of crisis. 

Welcome President Aldana & President Elect Bro for 2019-2020

First-Generation Celebrations 2018


(Metropolitan State University - Click here to read the full story.)

Single Mom Erin Lange Transformed to Researcher and Educator, Found Her Courage to Pursue Higher Education at Century College 2018


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Century College Goes Beyond Call of Duty for Military Veterans 2018


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MN TRIO Achievers Awards Banquet 2017

A World of Opportunities: Hunter Lin, St. Olaf TRIO Alum, Shares His Experiences to Success


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MNTRIO Starting Point Student Selected for Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program


Dulce Carmona, a current TRIO Starting Point program student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, is one of 15 TRIO Student Support Services and McNair students nationwide selected to participate in the 2016 Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program in Salamanca, Spain this summer. 

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MCTC TRIO/SSS Student Awarded Prestigious Jack Kente Cooke Transfer Scholarship


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MCTC TRIO/SSS Students Named to All-State Community College Academic Team


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TRIO Teaches High School Students the Culture of College


Minerva Muñoz’s main mission is to help as many prospective first-generation college students as possible get ready for post-secondary studies.

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Congressman Ellison Shares Inspiration and Insights with TRIO Upward Bound Students


U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison visited with TRIO students and discussed his background, his professional career, the social injustices we see in our country, and how that can change. 

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NHCC Helps Send Students Abroad


North Hennepin Community College TRIO Student Support Services program helps send low-income, first-generation students abroad. 

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TRIO Upward Bound Students Attend College Affordability Roundtable with Senator Franken


2014 MN TRIO Student Leadership Symposium


11th Annual McNair Scholars Shine at the 11th Annual Private Colleges Scholars at the Capitol


UB Alum Shares Memories: Alvin Speaks at the Moth


St. Olaf TRIO McNair Students Present Research at National STEM Conference


MPR on "When the First in a Family Goes to College" 


  • Rashne Jehangir:Associate professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning in the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota and author of "Higher Education and First Generation Students: Cultivating Community, Voice and Place for the New Majority"
  • Matt Rubinoff: Founder and executive director of the Center for Student Opportunity, a nonprofit helping first-generation college students, and founding partner of the I'm First project
  • Joseph Lynn:Junior at the University of Georgia and winner of an I'm First scholarship from the Center for Student Opportunity

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