UNLV will mark national TRiO/GEAR UP Day with a celebration to honor the successes of current and former program participants and to recognize Linda Archambault, Principal of R.O. Gibson Middle School, with the Educational Pioneer Award. Archambault is the 2012 National Middle School Principal of the Year.
Saturday, February 25, at 5 p.m.
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom
3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV coordinates one of the largest suites of federally funded TRiO and GEAR UP programs in the nation. The programs help first generation and low-income middle and high school students with academic counseling and tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring and financial guidance to help them succeed and ultimately attend college.
Event attendees will include students and staff from area middle schools, high schools and colleges who participate in the TRIO and GEAR UP programs. Congressional representatives and other elected officials, NSHE regents, university administrators and Clark County School District administrators, counselors, and teachers are also expected to attend.
Close to 30,000 local students are served by 21 federally funded UNLV TRiO and GEAR UP programs. Learn more at caeo.unlv.edu.