New England TRiO Day 2013


Thursday and Friday, February 21 - 22, 2013
Radisson Hotel Nashua ~ Nashua, NH

National TRiO Day is an opportunity for celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Federal TRiO programs help low-income and first-generation students successfully pursue higher education, complete a college degree, and initiate a successful career.

The TRiO and GEAR-UP Programs in all six New England states are banding together to participate in TRiO Day 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire. It is sponsored by the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA), and organized by TRiO staff in the state of New Hampshire and the NH Educational Opportunity Association (NHEOA) TRiO Day 2013 is intended to:

*CELEBRATE the positive impact of federal TRIO Programs in our communities throughout the nation.

*REFLECT on the importance of educational opportunity programs in creating a fairer society for all.

*ACT to protect and advance access to higher education for low income and first-generation students.

TRIO Day has also been proclaimed a National Day of Service. Participants are expected to perform community service as a way for TRIO to give back to their community and say thank you for its support. Our community service focus in 2013 is on enhanced literacy for children.

This day is intended to equip pre-college TRiO students with information about academic preparation for higher education, the processes of college admission, cultivating leadership skills, financial aid & financial literacy, student engagement, social and cultural capital skill building, building a personal and professional network, and career development. We also plan to have TRiO Alumni share their stories and wisdom of the world.

This web site will contain the latest updates on all details, so please return here as information will be updated on a regular basis. You haven't been to TRiO Day before? Check out photos from TRiO Day 2012 in Connecticut!

Follow the links below to the latest information on New England TRiO Day 2013 as they will be updated on a regular basis. For any questions, please contact the TRiO Day Coordinators Randy Schroeder (University of NH) at randalls[at] ~ 603.862.3687, or Kristin Sweeney (Keene State College) at ksweeney1[at] ~ 603.358.2322.



“National TRIO Day,” a day on which the nation is asked to turn its attention to the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, to the investment necessary if they are to become contributing citizens of this country, and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made.
House Concurrent Resolution 278 (The U.S.House of Representatives concurrent resolution designating February 28, 1986 as National TRIO Day sponsored by House Member William D. Ford of Michigan and passed with 222 co-sponsors.)

Randy Schroeder, TRiO Day 2013 Co-Coordinator
University of New Hampshire Student Support Services
Smith Hall ~ (603) 862-3687
E-Mail: randalls[at]

Kristin Sweeney, TRiO Day 2013 Co-Coordinator
Keene State College Student Support Services and Upward Bound
Elliott Center ~ (603) 358-2322
E-Mail: ksweeney1[at]