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ULM TRIO-SSS educates first generation about graduate school opportunities

Published March 28, 2023

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CAPTION: (L-R) Kayli Robinson, Nevin Oliver, Erika Oby, Keyara Harris, Brittany Bowman-Hayes, Dr. Mystee Burrell, Braxton Jackson, Daniel Corona, and John’Nise Peoples. Photo by Jyssica Hattaway 

MONROE, LA On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, The University of Louisiana Monroe’s TRIO Programs Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) visited Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., for a graduate school tour and information session. During the visit, TRIO-SSS participants gained insight into the graduate school admissions process and funding opportunities, and met with faculty from various graduate programs of interest, including Public Policy and Administration, Biology, Criminology and Justice Services, Clinical Mental Health, History, and Social Work

“The ULM TRIO-SSS program strives to provide program participants with opportunities for exposure, experience, and education,” said Dr. Mystee Burrell, Co-Associate Director of TRIO Programs.  “Research indicates that first-generation college students are less likely to enroll in graduate school in comparison to their continuing-generation counterparts, which is why opportunities such as this are critical,” she added.  

TRIO-SSS is one of the eight TRIO Programs fully funded through the U.S. Department of Education to assist first-generation, income-eligible students to remain in good academic standing and graduate from college.  To learn more about the TRIO-SSS program or to apply, visit www.ulm.edu/trio or stop by one of the ULM TRIO offices located Sandel Hall 351 or Strauss Hall 206.