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About UW TRiO SSS
TRiO Student Support Services at the University of Washington serves over 400 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year. UW/SSS provides holistic and comprehensive advising and instructional support, in order to help undergraduate students be successful at and graduate from the University of Washington. Student Support Services is part of TRIO, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Experience (XP) TRiO Winners
UW SSS launched a new initiative called XP TRiO Winter 2013! XP TRiO or Experience TRiO is invited students to interact with the program in a different way to experience what TRiO has to offer. This was students opportunity to set their own pace and to get the most out of their involvement with TRiO SSS. This was not a contest…it was an experience!
Featured Alumni of the Month
December: Renee Plummer
Renee is a recent University of Washington June 2012 alumni with her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, originally from Auburn, Washington. She enrolled at the UW fall 2008 by receiving financial aid through the Husky Promise Program through scholarships and grants including: EOP Endowed Scholar 2011, Mark Cooper Scholar 2010, and SSS Trio Scholarship. She was a member of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation STEM Program, University of Washington and Tribeta Mentor, OMA&D Student Ambassador and mentor, and Volunteer campaign representative for ASUW, floor representative for Resident Hall Student Association (RHSA) and an HFS Student Coordinator for Express Markets on Campus. Renee was involved in various groups across campus such as Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Minority Association of Pre-Health Student (MAPS), Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Relay for Life.
During the summer of 2010, she participated in a Summer Teaching Laboratory, part of the University of Washington’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program. This opportunity allowed her to develop a skill and mindset to learn how to conduct biomedical research. Renee also served as the teaching assistant for the IMSD Bioengineering Teach Lab Program for summers of 2011, 2012, and 2013. She also served as a tutor for biology, chemistry, and physics at the UW Instructional Center (September 2012), the UW Student-Athlete Academics Services Department (January 2013), IMSD program (October 2012), and Garfield High school (April 2012).
Renee’s dream is to bring longevity and a chronic change to individual’s health. Her philosophies of medicine are to always trust the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself, to identify and treat causes of disease, to utilize the least invasive therapies, to educate patients in the steps to maintaining health, prevention, and to treat the whole person. Renee is currently attending Bastyr University Medical School in their doctorate program for Naturopathic medicine and hopes to also get her masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
UW TRiO SSS Welcomes 2013-2014 Cohort
On September 24, 2013 TRiO Student Support Services hosted the 2013-14 New Student Welcome at Mary Gates Hall. Over 60 incoming freshmen and transfer students participated activities focused on community building and the development of academic success skills and financial literacy.
Washington State TRiO Conference 2012
On April 13th 2012, over 100 particpants from TRIO programs –Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services–across Washington state gathered at the University of Washington for the 2012 Washington State TRiO Conference.
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice Provost and Vice President of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity opened the conference by welcoming conference participants to campus. UW President Michael Young also offered his thoughts on the importance of TRiO programs in advancing the missions of colleges and universities across the state.
Throughout the day participants attended two workshops session representing a wide array of themes and topics including access to scholarships, effective learning strategies and technological resources and tools. During lunch, Rep. Jim McDermott spoke to conference participants about the importance of the education of first generation and low income students for the economic growth and stability of the country. The conference concluded with the TRiO Alumni Reception, bringing together current TRiO students, alumni, staff and administrators in an effort to celebrate the successful work of TRiO programs across the state.
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OMAD Awarded Two Student Support Services Grants
The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support low-income and first-generation college students. A new five-year, $1.1 million grant under the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program will assist 120 students annually in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The UW also received a five-year, $2.1 million grant renewal for its existing Student Support Services (SSS) program that serves 300 students. Read more about the new grants here >>