Monday, May 18, 2015

See answers to survey questions about Richie

2. Where did Richie receive his bachelor's degree?
3. Where did Richie receive his master's degree?
4. Which grade did Richie attain in Kuk Soon Won, the traditional Korean Martial Arts system?
5. Richie's native language is English. What other language does Richie speak?
6. Richie is currently studying for his Ph.D. in what subject?
7. Which disability has Richie been diagnosed with?
8. What did Richie score on his ACT?
9. What was Richie's GPA as an undergrad?
10. One of Richie's teachers in college advised Richie to drop out.
11. Richie weighed 360 pounds when he started grad school. How much did he weigh when he graduated?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Groundbreaking ceremony for first NEIU residence hall

Ground was broken on May 14 to begin construction of NEIU's first residence hall. It will be located just south of the parking facility, very near our TRIO offices.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TRIO Enrollment Coordinator Paulina Guzman meets Rita Moreno

TRIO Enrollment Coordinator Paulina Guzman met award-winning actress Rita Moreno on Monday, May 11 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago during NEIU's spring 2015 commencement ceremony. Moreno served as the speaker at the ceremony. Way to go Paulina!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Prizes, prizes and more prizes!!

Hello TRIO Achiever,

At TRIO we're giving away a bag full of great prizes to the first student to correctly answer ten questions about Academic Advisor Richie Heard. After finals, ten questions is a piece of cake. Right? So what are you waiting for? The prizes are yours for the taking.

All the best,

Monica Teixeira, Interim Director
TRIO Student Support Services
Help your friends; send them a TRIO application
Shouldn't your friends enjoy the same support you do? Help them gain access to our services by sending them a TRIO application, also included in Quick Links below. Now that you're on your way to success, you owe it to your friends. And tell them to Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and check out our blog. 
Most of you know that I love what I do here at TRIO, but I'll bet few of you have taken the time to dig a little deeper. That's why I challenge you to provide ten correct answers to the quiz about my life in academia. The prizes are fantastic. Go ahead. It's only ten questions. 
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This summer take advantage of TRIO's intensive TAP/ACT training. TRIO members and non-members are welcome.
  • Session I: Monday, May 18 to Thursday, June 18
  • Session II: Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 30
Details about the schedule will be provided next week.
Deadline to apply for graduation  
If you plan on graduating in Dec. 2015 the deadline to apply is May 15.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Is TRIO open during summer?

TRIO Student Support Services
5500 North St. Louis Avenue, LIB 412
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

"TRIO's mission is to help motivated students earn a college degree." 
May 4, 2015 
Hello TRIO Achiever, 

Our TRIO offices are open year round, including summer. After you've had time to regroup, I encourage you to stop by anytimeMonday thru Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm just to let us know how you're doing. We're always glad to see you. And if you have friends who could use extra help earning their degree, tell them to pick up a TRIO application in LIB 412.  
All the best,

Monica Teixeira, Interim Director
TRIO Student Support Services
Free Disability Discover Diver Day
Learn Scuba Chicago is teaming with NEIU to help students with disabilities learn to scuba dive. All disabilities are accommodated. Contact Doug Lawson at (773) 279-5003,, in Student Disability Services for details.
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MEWP workshops will help you get better grades in 
required math courses, no doubt about it. Peer leaders will put you on the path to success. Check MEWP out. You and your GPA will be glad you did.
Help us plan the 2015 TRIO Leadership Summit  
TRIO is looking for student ambassadors to help plan the 2015 TRIO Leadership Summit, held in August. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. in LIB 310. If you can't attend, complete this Doodle Poll by Thursday, May 7 and let us know when you're available. TRIO staff will follow up and confirm dates for future planning sessions.
Please return all TRIO resource materials  
Any materials borrowed from TRIO since Jan. 1, 2015 must be returned to LIB 412 as soon as possible for inventory purposes. Thank you. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank you for supporting TRIO!!

"TRIO's mission is to help motivated students earn a college degree."
Hello TRIO Achiever,

First I want to thank you for being part of another successful semester at TRIO. Because of you our programs continue to grow, which makes it possible for us to help more students reach their goal of earning a college degree.

Thank you again, and best of luck on your finals.

Kind regards,

Monica Teixeira, Interim Director
TRIO Student Support Services
Summer GRE prep course 

The SCSE is hosting a FREE  GRE preparation course this summer (in collaboration with the McNair Program). This year's course will be  one  month of intensive preparation. 

Classes will be held Mon. and Wed., June 1 to June 24. 

Math, M/W  9:30-11:30 am; Verbal, M/W  12 pm-2 pm .    

To apply contact Life Science Advisor Dr. Paloma Vargas at (773) 442-5646, Openings are limited.