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Washington County Community College receives 5 year TRIO student success grant

Washington County Community College is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under the TRIO/Student Support Services program a 5 year grant for the amount of $244,677.00 per year (total $1,223,385). TRIO is a federally funded program that serves at risk students. To be eligible for the TRIO program a student must be first generation, low income, or have a documented disability. The TRIO program at WCCC is committed to developing independent learners while increasing student retention, transfer to a 4-yr institution or graduation. Because of the continued commitment of the staff and faculty at WCCC, the TRIO program will empower students to make positive life choices and adapt to a changing world that requires new responsibilities and skills. TRIO prepares students to become competitive members of a world-class workforce, successful achievers in pursuit of higher education and positive contributors to society. WCCC President Joe Cassidy notes, “Receipt of the TRIO/SSS grant is a clear indication that the federal government recognizes how important the work is that WCCC does to offer opportunity to students who have traditionally encountered barriers to higher education.”

2015 WCCC Graduation

Graduates Tyler Hurlburt, Charlotte Southard, Victoria Webber and Karl Stearns

Graduates Tyler Hurlburt, Charlotte Southard, Victoria Webber and Karl Stearns

 

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