Where can you combine the classic party game musical chairs with TRIO trivia? At the Visions and Rx programs’ year-end party.
Dozens of students who participate in MWCC’s Visions and Rx programs shared some laughs and bits of history, along with a giant cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal TRIO Student Services Support programs.
Ten student volunteers dwindled to one winner in the game, with each participant taking a moment to share a TRIO fact. Among the highlights:
- Since 1964, when TRIO launched its first program, Upward Bound, more than two million students have graduated with assistance from TRIO programs.
- MWCC’s Visions and Rx programs serve approximately 320 students each year and are two out of 1,900 TRIO programs throughout the country.
- More than 1,000 colleges and universities house TRIO programs, which are funded through the U.S. Department of Education.
- There are 59 TRIO programs in Massachusetts providing services to students.
- Celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Taye Diggs, Angela Bassett, Patrick Ewing an John Quinones were all TRIO participants.
- Students served by TRIO graduate at a higher rate than students who do not participate in TRIO programs.