UWS TRIO programs honor students, tutorsOutstanding students and tutors in University of Wisconsin-Superior student support programs were honored April 30 at the university’s annual TRIO Award Day.
Outstanding students and tutors in University of Wisconsin-Superior student support programs were honored April 30 at the university’s annual TRIO Award Day.
TRIO programs at UWS 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 the following:
Outstanding Tutor – Academic Support Center – Alex Arnold of Duluth – Arnold spent two years as a tutor in the center. He graduates this spring with a major in psychology.
Outstanding Student – Academic Support Center – Jon Vondrachek of Stone Lake, Wis. – Vondrachek has used the center’s resources in for tutoring, study, advising, group tutoring and workshops over the past two years. He is majoring in psychology.
Outstanding Tutor – Mathematics Lab – Saroj Dhital of Kavre, Nepal – Dhital was recognized for his professionalism, personal skills and mathematical knowledge. He has worked for the Math Tutor Lab for more than three years.
Outstanding Student – Mathematics Lab – Kenneth Smith of Solon Springs, Wis.: Smith stood out because of his willingness to help other students in the math lab. He did this so often and so well that he is now tutoring in the lab.
Outstanding Scholars of the Year – McNair Scholars Program:
Terri Hom of Lac Courte Oreilles near Hayward, Wis., is a social work major who presented her research project last fall at the National McNair Research Conference. She has been accepted into the master’s degree in social work program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Jessica Mayo-Swimeley of San Antonio, Texas, is the first distance learning student to complete the McNair program at UWS. Her major is in communicating arts. She plans to pursue graduate school in Texas.
Jenny Johnson of Duluth is majoring in economics with minors in mathematics and management. She has been accepted into the doctorate program in economics at the University of Wyoming – Laramie.
Upward Bound Tutor of the Year – David Haines of Neillsville, Wis., is majoring in broad field science. He plans to attend graduate school at Oklahoma State University.
UWS Foundation Gulland Scholarship Recipient – Kassie Conley of South Range plans to attend UWS to major in counseling.
Upward Bound Student of the Year – Alexandria Robertson of Superior plans to attend UW-Stout to major in animal science.