Alumni can be a great resource for their peers and current students. There are many ways to give back and stay connected.
Participating in TRIO Day
“National TRIO Day is a day of celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Federal TRIO Programs help low-income and first-generation students enter college and earn a college degree. Every year on the last Saturday of February, high school and college students, teachers, Members of Congress, local officials, TRIO Program staff, participants and alumni and many others:
Celebrate the positive impact of federal TRIO Programs in our communities throughout the nation.
Reflect on the importance of educational opportunity programs in creating a fairer society for all Americans.
Act to protect and further access to higher education for lowincome and first-generation students.” (www.pellinstitute.org)
Help a current SSSP participant by donating money to SSSP at UD to help with tuition, books and other fees that will help them persist in college. You can send a check payable to University of DE-SSSP to Ms. Felicia Meekins at 150 S. College Ave, Newark ,DE 19716 or give online, specifying TRIO Student Support Services Program for “other”: https://udapps.nss.udel.edu/makeagift/main.action
Sharing Employment Opportunities
Send job and internship opportunities to email@example.com. We will include these announcements in the weekly emails sent to students and alumni.
Volunteering as a Professional Mentor
Let us know if you are interested in being a mentor for current SSSP participants. We can connect students who are interested in exploring the field in which you are currently studying or working. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Check out our Alumni newsletter fall2016!