Professional development workshop scheduled in honor of TRiO day

February 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-- In honor of national TRiO Day, Educational Equity is hosting a day-long professional development conference to develop and strengthen partnerships. Speakers will give insight into the challenges faced by the populations TRiO programs: serve- first-generation, low-income, etc.

Aims of the workshop are to create a collaboration between TRiO programs, academic departments and campus offices; promote the benefits of TRiO and other programs serving low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students; and help students from TRiO-eligible groups overcome the barriers they face in higher education.

Speakers include Suzanne Adair, assistant dean of the Graduate School, Tanya Furman, associate dean for Undergraduate Education, and Moses Davis, director of the Multicultural Resource Center. This event also will host a panel of current committed TRIO partners, and students who have succeeded in TRIO programs to a triumphant degree. Anyone who is a current partner and would like to attend and serve as a panelist, contact Melissa Walker at

The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 26, in Pollock Commons on the University Park campus of Penn State. Lunch and parking passes are available. For registration, which is due by Feb. 19, contact Melissa Walker at Fees are as follows: $60 for one, $100 for two, $150 for three, etc.

Last Updated February 15, 2016