AASAP Membership Updates

Good evening, membership,

First, with great sadness I would like to ask the membership please keep Donna Mooney and her family in their thoughts and prayers. Donna’s son, Stephen Green, passed away and was laid to rest on Saturday. A child who precedes his parents in death is devastating. This news makes everyone's hearts heavy. I know the TRIO family is reaching out to Donna and her family with love and support during this difficult time. Please send condolences to 7909 Trophy Circle, Pine Bluff AR 71603.

TRIO Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville! The theme is “Be a Superhero for TRIO!” Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero shirt or costume. The day will include the Coins for College Scholarship opportunity, Purse Project – a community service project, a special welcome gift for participants, Hall of Fame recognition, lunch, and campus tours of UACCB and Lyon college. Registration is $25/participant. The deadline to register is Friday, February 24. To register for the event please click here. If you have any questions about TRIO Day please contact Dorianne Dias at dorianne.dias@uaccb.edu or 870-612-2140. For questions about registration, please contact Jeanette Youngblood, AASAP Past-President, at jeanette.youngblood@lyon.edu or 870-307-7263.

Hall of Fame nominations are now being accepted! Even if you are unable to participate in TRIO Day, we encourage your program to nominate one participant to be included in the Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame. All nominees (whether in attendance or not) will be recognized. Please click here to visit the TRIO Day event on our website and access the nomination form. When completed, submit to Beka Sharp at rebecca.sharp@lyon.edu

There is a position opening at SAU for a Tutor Coordinator. To access this, please click here. Feel free to forward this opportunity to anyone who may be interested.

Please continue to submit your APR for advocacy publications when we go to Policy next month! So far we have had a decent response, but nowhere near enough. We will begin compiling the information this week. I really hope everyone can be involved in this and we can be the fanciest state on the Hill with our eye-catching, data-driven supplemental materials. Please email me at president@arkansastrio.org and I will see your data is included in the pool.

If there are any announcements you would like to include in the next update, please let myself or your AASAP representative Carol Gilley know. Her email is aasap-rep-2@arkansastrio.org.

Thank you all, once again, for everything you do. Since becoming president, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your feedback and people stepping up to help out. This organization is truly strong when everyone chips in. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, feel free to reach out and we will gladly help you find your home in this organization. You don’t have to wait for a new semester or a new year to jump in.

Until next time,

Michelle Ciesielski

president@arkansastrio.org

(501) 362-1233