Below is a schedule of the TRIO Week-day events and the name and email address of each Contact Person. Send Questions, Photos and Updates of your Activities to the Contact Person(s) listed for that day's events.
Also available at the bottom of the page are Downloadable Forms provided by the Committee Chairs.

MONDAY, February 18,2013                                   
Program Preview Day
Each campus will host an Open House activity for the on and off-campus community to promote awareness of TRiO and its’ structure. Collaboration between the TRiO Programs on each campus is encouraged to provide the community a "pipeline" view of TRIO programs.

Contact Person: (Click on email address to send email)  
RuQayyah Sabur, Eastfield College-UB:  

TUESDAY, February 19, 2013
Target School Day
Visit and Volunteer at your Target School(s) and plan an activity to promote awareness of yourTRIO Program(s), connect with and provide support for your school administration and staff.

Contact Person: (Click on email address to send email)  
Brenda Lopez,Texas Wesleyan University-UBMS: 

WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2013
Mass Media Day
Promote TRiO visibility utilizing various forms of the media including wearing your program T-Shirt, TRiO Works buttons and hosting an open discussion/forum using social media. Join us on Twitter #trioworks from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm that day and follow the TRIO topic trend.

Contact Person: (Click on email address to send email)  
Danielle Cheatam, UT-Arlington-UB: 

THURSDAY, February 21, 2013
Community Service Day
Show support in the community through volunteer service (combined staff) on-campus or through a local charity or food bank. On campus activities suggested for students: can food drive/clothes donations (which can run the entire week).

Contact Person: (Click on email address to send email)  
Raquel Rodriquez,The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort 

FRIDAY, February 22, 2013

Fair Share Day
Make Change for TRiO” Solicit and Accept donations from the community to support TASSSP in COE Fair Share Campaign.

Contact Person: (Click on email address to send email)  
John Turntine, Weatherford College-ETS:    

SATURDAY, February 23, 2013
National TRIO Day Celebration-National Day of Service
Hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington

Contact Person(s): (Click on email address to send email)  
Lonita Fantroy, UT-Arlington-UB:
Richard Raleigh, UT-Arlington-UBMS (State):     


Schedule of Events



SATURDAY, February 23, 2013

7:00 am-8:30 am *     

On-Site Registration for those not Pre-Registered *

8:00 am-8:45 am          

Check-In for Pre-Registered Groups/Individuals

9:00 am-9:15 am

Opening Session and Roll Call

9:15 am-11:15 pm        

Workshop Sessions *

College Access


Grades 6-12

Money Matter$ Terrence Watson, BGCGFW

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary- With college tuition costs steadily on the rise, you need first-hand information on how to pay for college. Discover the various sources of financial aid available.

Getting Admitted! Brittany Brady, UTA Freshman Admissions

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary - How do I get into college?  Get inside information from a real admissions counselor and know what it takes to set yourself apart and get into the college of your choice.

College 101 Student Representatives from UTA, Mountain View, & Paul Quinn College

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary- Do you still have questions about college life? Debunk myths and get your questions answered from a diverse group of students and hear about the challenges of college life.

What is TRiO? Lethia White and Rodney Mitchell, UNT

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary- Are you still unsure about what TRiO does and what we offer? TRiO professionals will provide information about TRiO programs and how you and your parent can benefit as a student as you continue to pursue college enrollment.

College Success

College Level

Feshman - Senior

Financial Aid/FAFSA Talk Mountain View SSS

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary - Worried about college expenses?  Come and learn information about funding your education and upcoming changes to Financial Aid Programs.

Professional Etiquette Hasim Jones, NC SSS

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary - Professionalism and Etiquette in the workplace. Whether you are looking to improve your skills for a full-time or part-time job, the presenter will conduct an interactive session on the “do’s” and “do not’s” for the workforce.

Graduate & Professional School Planning Jennifer, UTA SSS

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Summary – Graduate School planning 101 – From application deadlines, programs and financial options.  In this session we will discuss the Graduate School Process and how to prepare for success!


Tentative: UTA Admissions Talk Transfer Admissions Representative

Time: approx. 30 minutes

Primarily for 2-year SSS programs.

Staff Sessions

Branding your Program Chinh Cao, UTA UMBS

9:15 am- 9:45 am

Summary: Are you still using your forms from 5 years ago? Are you still using Clipart? Do you have your own logo? Have you considered creating one? The importance of branding.

Impact of Student Culture Mary Kitchen-Neal, Educational Consultant

9:45 am- 10:15 am

Summary: A brief look at how student culture has changed the face of education and how to still have impact as an educator.

10:00 am-1:00 pm        

College, Exhibitors & Vendor Fair

11:15 am-12:45 pm      

Lunch * See Below for Lunch Options

12:50 pm-2:00 pm       

TRIO Rally & Celebration


Lunch Options:
Bring Your Own Lunch: Tables will be available to dine-on on the second floor of Mavericks Activities Center.

UT-Arlington's Connection's Café (E.H. Hereford University Center, on-campus)
An all-you-care-to-eat buffet in the Connection Café, which features home-style cooking, burgers, pastas, pizzas, soups, a full salad bar, a vegetarian and vegan station and much more. The cost is $7.38 per person total with the presentation of your Tax Exempt Form at the time of purchase. Contact Elizabeth Cheong, for more information.

Area Restaurants (off-campus)
The lists below are only suggestions based on their proximity to the campus: