NW Ohio National TRIO Day Celebration

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts

7270 Biniker Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Owens Community College TRIO Programs is pleased to invite you to our annual National TRIO Day Celebration, a collaborative event of the TRIO programs in NW Ohio at Owens Community College, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Northwest State Community College and The University of Toledo.

National TRIO Day Celebration

Theme: Resilience: Thriving through Transition

Dr. Jessica R. McClain

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jessica R. McClain, Visiting Research Scientist with the Center for Research on Learning and Technology in the Wright School of Education at Indiana University. Dr. McClain’s research interest center around creating equitable approaches to teaching and learning in STEM education.

Closing Speaker

Myles Johnson, Ingham County Commissioner, Lansing, MI; Bowling Green State University TRIO Alum

Program Agenda

9:15 a.m. | Doors Open
10 a.m. | Opening/Welcome
10:30 a.m. | Keynote Speaker (Sponsored by TRIO Educational Opportunity Center)
11:15 a.m. | Service Project
12:15 p.m. | Lunch
12:45 p.m. | Breakout Session
1:15 p.m. | Closing Speaker/Evaluations (Sponsored by: TRIO Educational Opportunity Center)
2 p.m. | Departures

Questions and concerns can be emailed to brandon_gaddy@owens.edu.

About TRIO Programs

TRIO programs are federally funded programs through the U.S. Department of Education and are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Northwest Ohio hosts 11 TRIO programs at five local institutions of higher education. These programs are the catalyst for educational post-secondary attainment for first-generation and low-income individuals in the area.

On February 24, 1986, a congressional resolution (H. Con. Res. 278) declared that Saturday, February 28, 1986, should be designated as “National TRIO Day” to commemorate the annual achievements of the Federal TRIO programs in communities across the country.

Every year since then, our community has reserved the fourth Saturday in February as National TRIO Day — an opportunity to focus the nation’s “attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives if they are to become contributing citizens of the country, and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made.”