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Since 1971, the KU Alumni Association has sponsored the Kansas Honors Scholar Program. Scholars are named as recipients of this award for being in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.  Congratulations to this year's recipients:  Kasee Armstrong, Allison Crump, Ramsey Hundley, Mitchell Rork, Kelsi Sheeley, and Elizabeth Wagner. The recognition ceremony was held on Wednesday, February 27, at the Atchison Heritage Conference Center.  Thank You to KU Alumni Chad and Carrie Ball for organizing the scholars and to the local sponsors who helped to make this event possible. 

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Summer College Director

Sharon Blackfox


Talent Search Counselors

Donna Kilpatrick

Ray Morris


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Gayle Self Johnson

TRiO Programs

TRiO began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 because of the War on Poverty. In 1965, Talent Search, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third of these educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960's, the term "TRiO" was coined to describe these federal programs. The name still stands today.

TRiO now includes eight programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, Veterans Upward Bound, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, Upward Bound Math/Science, and a training program for Federal TRiO staff) that serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to pursue and succeed in their academic endeavors from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

To learn more about these federally funded programs, click here.

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19 Plaza South
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Phone: 918-453-1366
Fax: 918-456-0015