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DYC Upward Bound to Celebrate National TRiO Day on April 12

Buffalo, New York – April 9, 2014 – The D’Youville College Upward Bound Program will host the Western New York TRiO Day on the West Side campus Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p. m. in the College Center Blue Lounge (corner of Prospect and Fargo Avenues).

Congress established a series of programs to help low income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate in America’s economic and social life. The programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO Programs. There were originally three programs and more were added since 1965 but the name TRIO has remained.

National TRiO Day is designed to focus the nations “attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives…” according to a Congressional resolution.

The Association for Equality and Excellence in Education of New York and New Jersey created regional TRiO days and the 2014 TRiO day will be hosted by the D’Youville College Upward Bound Program, according to Antwan Barlow, Upward Bound Director.

The theme for the day will be “Celebrating the diversity of TRiO, in a rapidly globalizing world.”

“We want to focus on highlighting the diversity found in D’Youville College’s Upward Bound Program, along with many other Upward Bound programs,” Barlow said.

Dr. Hal D. Payne, vice president of the Student Affairs Office at the Buffalo State College, will be the guest speaker.

A lunch will be served at noon followed by special activities.

The cost is $12.00 per person is only open to other Upward Bound program personnel and the DYC community.

More Information

For more information contact Antwan Barlow at 716-829-8142 or via email at