On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the TRiO Program and community celebrated its 2018-19 Graduates, Transfers, and Scholarship Recipients. In attendance were 125 family members, Skyline College administration and of course, student scholars. Sixty five (65) TRiO students earned degrees and/or are transferring to 4-year colleges and universities. Moreover, 13 students were awarded the TRiO Scholarship as determined by their scholarship (GPA), service, and leadership.

A festive time was had by all as students, family members, and TRiO staff, administration, and faculty.  After stirring remarks by Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, Vice President of Instruction, RoseMarie Mendoza Morrison, provided a touching reflection on her Skyline College and TRiO Program College experience by reminding students that “it takes determination and desire. As I look around this room, I see students who all have that drive to succeed and to better their future. The road is long and hard, but well worth the travel. Everyone says it’s the destination that is the important part of your future, but the journey is just as rewarding.”  Following her remarks, TRiO recognized two students who received the TRiO Student of the Year Award for their scholarship, service and leadership.  The 2018-19 TRiO Students of the Year are:

  • Giller Asuncion, AS-T Business Administration Major
  • Lubna Tanatrah, AS-T Biology Major

The evening included great food, family, fun and most importantly the recognition of student success as TRiO students are continuing their educational journey at a number of esteemed universities, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and many more.

Article by Michael Stokes

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