trioOn Friday, April 11, 2014, the TRiO program participated on a campus visit to CSU East Bay (CSUEB). While at CSUEB, TRiO students toured the campus and learned in great depth about CSUEB’s academic departments as well as the many resources available to them on campus designed to help them accomplish their educational goals.

After the campus tour, TRiO students had the opportunity to visit both the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) program and EXCEL program— our TRiO counterpart at CSUEB— and learned more about their services and admissions requirements. The day concluded with a short presentation from the GANAS program, an innovative access and retention program that serves newly transferred community college students and provides them an integrated academic and cultural approach while increasing their self-confidence, campus engagement, resiliency, persistence, and, ultimately, baccalaureate degree attainment. TRiO students heard from a diverse panel of GANAS students speak about their personal experiences, the academic rigors of a four-year university, as well as what to expect from attending CSUEB.

The campus visit was a tremendous success, which helped promote the goal of transferring to a four-year university among TRiO students!

Article submitted by Jessica Lopez | Photos by Virginia Rosales