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TRiO programs honor top students and tutors

Posted on Apr 27, 2012

Outstanding students and tutors in University of Wisconsin-Superior student support programs were honored April 27 at the university's annual TRiO Award Day.

TRiO programs at UW-Superior provide qualified students with the necessary assistance to achieve their educational goals. They include Student Support Services, which provides tutoring and assistance to qualifying students; Upward Bound, which helps Superior high school students prepare for college; and the McNair Scholars program, which prepares first-generation college students and students from under-represented groups for graduate study.

Those receiving awards this year include:

Outstanding Tutor -- Academic Support Center -David Hammersborg of Superior was honored for his work over the past two years. His ability to assist students in a variety of subjects, along with his engaging personality, has enabled him to help many students succeed in their studies.

Outstanding Student -- Academic Support Center - Stephen Larson II was recognized for the time and effort he has put into his studies at the Academic Support Center. He is majoring in art.

Outstanding Tutor ?? Mathematics Lab -Amarachi Okorigbo of Nigeria was recognized for her commitment to professionalism and her outstanding ability to take initiative.

Outstanding Student - Mathematics Lab -Kali Kelleher of Superior was recognized for her numerous hours spent in the tutoring lab, strong work ethic, and willingness to help others with math on her own time has made her noteworthy.

McNair Scholars Program -- Researcher of the Year -Alison Gondik, a biology major from South Range, Wis., will be applying to graduate school after graduating. Her McNair Research was titled, "Knowledge and Perception of Health and Its Correlation to Actual Health," and was mentored by Dr. Michelle Arnhold-Davies. 

McNair Scholars Program -- Outstanding Scholar of the Year - Abdi Mohamud, a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, for his McNair Research titled, "Efficiency of Solar Water Heating in Duluth, Minnesota,"

McNair Scholars Program -- Outstanding Scholar of the Year - Chnice Watson, a student at UMD for her McNair Research titled, "Effectiveness of Breast Self Exams and Their Relationship to Breast Cancer."

Upward Bound Tutor of the Year - Sarah Johnson of Cloquet, Minn.

UW-Superior Foundation Gulland Scholarship Recipient - Iashia Bolton of Superior.

Upward Bound Student of the Year - Taylor Burn of Superior High School.

News Contact: Al Miller | 715-394-8260 | amiller{atuws}
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