TRIO ACHIEVERS

 

What is a TRIO Achiever?
A TRIO Achiever is an outstanding former TRIO participant that has received recognition within his/her profession or for outstanding academic achievement.  They are individuals who have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.  

2014 MO-KAN-NE TRIO Achiever Call for Nominations

TRIO Achievers are recognized at the TRIO Achievers banquet during the Annual Conference.  The public recognition of outstanding former TRIO participants is a special event that gives our TRIO community an opportunity to congratulate our alumni on their success. This award further serves as a source of pride in the knowledge that TRIO continues to make a difference in the lives of thousands of first generation and low-income students throughout the MO-KAN-NE region and the United States.  For 2014, the MO-KAN-NE Chapter will honor up to three (3) TRIO Achievers.

 

Criteria for Selection of TRIO Achievers:

 

The TRIO Achiever nominee must:

  • Be a former TRIO program participant who was enrolled in and successfully completed a TRIO program in the MO-KAN-NE Region.
  • Have enrolled in and successfully completed a postsecondary program of study resulting in a baccalaureate or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Be a person of high stature within his/her profession or has received recognition for outstanding academic achievement.
  • Currently be employed above the entry level designation for his/her profession or enrolled in a program for a degree above the baccalaureate degree. Special preference is given to nominees who have been out of school for five or more years.
  • Have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.
  • Acknowledge that participation in the TRIO project had significant impact upon the candidate in obtaining his/her educational and/or professional objectives.


***The nominator must be a current member of MAEOPP/MO-KAN-NE***

**Please note that the MKN Chapter will cover transportation and one (1) night lodging expenses.   

Nomination Procedures:

Please submit the following materials.  Nomination Packets that are incomplete or missing materials will not be considered.

  • MO-KAN-NE TRIO Achiever Nomination Form MKN 2014 TRIO Achiever Nomination Form
  • Testimonial Letter from Nominator
  • One Professional Letter of Reference
  • Personal Statement from Nominee
  • Nominee’s Resume

 **If selected, the committee will need a photo of nominee

 

Submission deadline is February 14, 2014 by 5:00 pm

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Send all completed materials to jodell@ku.edu.  No fax or mail submissions will be accepted.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact MKN TRIO Achiever Committee Chair (Ms. Julia O’Dell) at 913.321.5512 or jodell@ku.edu.

 

Past TRIO Achievers (2011-2013) Past TRIO Achievers