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UNLV To Mark National TRIO/GEAR UP Day with Feb. 24 Event

UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach programs support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.
Business & Community  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: Zhanna Aronov: 702-604-6979, zhanna.aronov@unlv.edu
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The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV coordinates the largest suite of federally funded TRiO and GEAR UP programs in the nation. (UNLV Creative Services)

What

UNLV will mark national TRIO/GEAR UP Day Feb. 24 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino with a celebration to honor the successes of current and former program participants.

Details

The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV coordinates the largest suite of federally funded TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP and GEAR UP programs in the nation. The programs help first generation and low-income middle and high school students, college students and adults with academic counseling and tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring and financial guidance to help them succeed and ultimately complete college.

Event attendees will include students and staff from area middle schools, high schools and colleges who participate in the TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP 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 be in attendance.

Close to 26,000 local students are served by 26 federally funded UNLV TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP and GEAR UP programs. Learn more at caeo.unlv.edu.

Media

Registration for the event is now closed, but media are welcome to attend and can RSVP to Zhanna Aronov 702-604-6979 or zhanna.aronov@unlv.edu