Tag Archives: TRiO/Student Support Services

TRIO plans doughnut fundraiser for Nov. 2

Students in GRCC’s TRIO/Student Support Services program have been supporting the Power of Education Foundation‘s school in Fontamara, Haiti, for the past several years. They are currently focused on sponsoring student Samuel Duroseau and must raise at least $600 to fund his tuition, meals and health care for the next school year.

TRIO will sell doughnuts from 9 -11 a.m. Nov. 2 on the Calkins Science Center’s first floor.


TRIO holds open house on summer research projects

TRIO/Student Support Services is holding an open house to showcase summer research opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Raider Grille.

Participating programs include:

See GRCC students’ projects, and learn about opportunities available to you. Snacks will be provided.

TRIO students take part in summer research at Michigan Technological University

For the 14th consecutive year, TRIO/Student Support Service has partnered with Michigan Technical University to give GRCC students first-hand research experience.

Karl Jovinge, Breianna Bertossi, Alannah Elliott, Benjamin Craig, Anthoni Phonxana, Breana Gallarzo, Joseph Day and Nick Lopez are participating in the seven-week program. They will be paired with faculty members whom they will assist with research that ranges from engineering to human resources.

They will also experience life at a four-year institution by living on campus and attending a seminar course.  For most students, this opportunity would be impossible without the financial support they receive.  Michigan Tech gives each student a $2,500 stipend that allows them focus on their learning and clarifying what their academic goals will be moving forward.

The TRIO students will present their research to fellow classmates, faculty and staff on June 22 at Michigan Tech.

To learn more about this partnership program, contact TRIO/Student Support Services at (616) 234-4150.

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TRIO students seek school supply donations for Puerto Rico

Students in TRIO recently collected and shipped six boxes of supplies to help students at the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico. On TRIO student is visiting Puerto Rico right now and will meet with the director of the university’s Student Support Services program.

You can help students in Puerto Rico! TRIO will collect supplies during TRIO-palooza, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 in room 122 of the ATC. You can learn about GRCC’s TRIO program and do some good!

You can also drop off supplies at the TRIO offices, room 332 in the Student Center, by March 14. Contact Anna Maria Clark at aclark@grcc.edu if you have any questions!

Help students at the Universidad del Turabo by donating:

  • flashlight and batteries.
  • solar-powered bulb lights.
  • portable battery-operated fans.
  • pen drives.
  • pencils and pens.
  • pencil sharpeners.
  • erasers.
  • filler paper with lines.
  • highlighters.
  • small staples.
  • scientific calculators.
  • white glue.
  • manila folders.
  • sheet protectors.
  • correction paper or Liquid Paper.
  • rulers.
  • spiral notebooks.
  • backpacks.
  • graph paper.
  • pencil cases.
  • lunch boxes.
  • tablet notebooks, printers, and iPads.

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Students to present summer research on October 25

Students who participated in the summer MICUP program at Michigan Technological University, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan, and the Study Away trip to Salamanca, Spain, will exhibit their research from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 25 in the Raider Grille.

Learn about their work and the amazing opportunities that might be there for you! Everyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided.

Learn more about TRIO at TRIOpalooza

TRIO/Student Support Services will host TRIOpalooza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 9 in the Student Center’s multipurpose room.

What’s TRIOpalooza? It’s an event for TRIO participants to register for their Winter 2018 classes, meet with their counselor and hang out, play games and have some snack. But it’s also open to students who want to learn more about TRIO — just stop by!