A TRIO of awards

Seniors Connie Edwards (left) and Michael Amijo were named Outstanding TRIO Students of the Year and classmate Asena Madison (right) received the Outstanding TRIO Achiever Award during a ceremony April 27 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. The Outstanding TRIO Student of the Year Award recognizes seniors who have taken advantage of a broad array of TRIO services and have been mentors to other students in the program. The Outstanding TRIO Achiever Award recognizes a senior who has excelled in the areas of leadership, scholarship and community service. Started more than 30 years ago by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO programs target students who are first in their families to go to college, low-income by federal guidelines, have a learning or physical disability and/or are veterans.