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National TRiO Day planned Feb. 22

February 18, 2014

TRiO logoNIU will host “Operation Graduation” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to celebrate National TRiO Day.

Sponsored by Student Support Services, workshops will be held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Topics include:

  • Social Media: Creating Your Own Brand
  • College Readiness: Survival, Planning and Study Skills
  • Graduate School Preparation: Accepted & Successful
  • Servant Leadership

NIU Vice Provost Anne Birberick, DeKalb Mayor John Rey and more than 400 area students from high school to college level are expected to attend.

For nearly 30 years, National TRiO Day has asked the country to turn its attention to the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, to the investment necessary if they are to become contributing citizens of this country and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made.

Registration is available online. For more information, call (815) 753-7914 or email [email protected].