NIC Student Support Services program marks anniversary with open house


North Idaho College’s TRIO Student Support Services program will mark its five-year anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
 
The community is encouraged to attend the open house to learn more about the Student Support Services program and the services provided to students.
 
efreshments will be available in the College Skills Center in Lee-Kildow Hall Room 124. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Student Support Services was established at NIC in September 2001 under the federally-funded TRIO programs, which were initiated by Congress 40 years ago to assist adults in receiving a college education, regardless of economic circumstance, race or ethnic background. The program is one of more than 900 TRIO Student Support Services programs funded nationally that provide outreach and support services to help disadvantaged college students progress to a four-year bachelor’s degree.
 
NIC’s TRIO Student Support Services program was awarded a second four-year grant in 2005 as a continuation of its U.S. Department of Education grant. The most recent grant award was for $235,689 for the current academic year.
 
This grant allows NIC to maintain current services, including one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, supplemental instruction in English and math, educational planning, academic advising, workshops, assistance with transferring and financial aid and scholarship applications, mentoring, and personal support for students participating in the TRIO Student Support Services program.
 
Four full-time staff members, eight mentors and 29 tutors currently provide services to 160 participating students to help them to successfully complete their coursework at NIC and transfer to a four-year institution. NIC’s Student Support Services program has benefited approximately 350 students since it began in 2001.
 
Information: (208) 769-5979.


For More Information
NIC TRIO Student Support Services Program Director, Barb Lundberg, (208) 769-3499

Posted: Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

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