Event Title

Highland’s Project Succeed program

Start Date

16-10-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

16-10-2020 11:50 AM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

The purpose of the program is a belief that students, when provided with the tools, resources, and information necessary for success, will have a greater chance of graduating. The program embodies a holistic approach that customizes services addressing the academic and non-academic needs that enable students to reach their goals while attending college. When moving remotely, the team of advisors and staff wanted to make sure students did not lose that sense of community and support, so Project Succeed began holding a Virtual Café, which began as a meeting place for students to have fun while dealing with the added stress of school. Later, the Virtual Café morphed into separate Zoom™ meetings to help students with academics, making sure they meet coursework and individual expectations. Project Succeed is a federal TRIO program funded through a U.S. Department of Education competitive grant. The name TRIO stands for the original three programs to tackle poverty during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s. It is a program that ensures equal educational opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic situation. The program focuses on ongoing academic enrichment at each level of the student's college experience.

Speaker Information

Anthony Sago

Director of TRIO, Eastern Illinois University

Anthony Sago, Is the Director of TRIO Services at Highland Community College. Being a first-generation college student himself, Anthony is known by the student body as a constant resource. With 15 years of experience working with underrepresented students at HCC, that experience allows for a collaboration between of students, staff, and faculty to better serve the college community. To his credit, Anthony teaches college seminar and financial literacy courses to new and continuing students. Providing much-needed college assets and tools for success. Faith, Family, and Community guides Anthony’s dedication to Highland Community College s community.

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Highland’s Project Succeed program

The purpose of the program is a belief that students, when provided with the tools, resources, and information necessary for success, will have a greater chance of graduating. The program embodies a holistic approach that customizes services addressing the academic and non-academic needs that enable students to reach their goals while attending college. When moving remotely, the team of advisors and staff wanted to make sure students did not lose that sense of community and support, so Project Succeed began holding a Virtual Café, which began as a meeting place for students to have fun while dealing with the added stress of school. Later, the Virtual Café morphed into separate Zoom™ meetings to help students with academics, making sure they meet coursework and individual expectations. Project Succeed is a federal TRIO program funded through a U.S. Department of Education competitive grant. The name TRIO stands for the original three programs to tackle poverty during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s. It is a program that ensures equal educational opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic situation. The program focuses on ongoing academic enrichment at each level of the student's college experience.