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Galveston College Upward Bound at MIT

TRIO Upward Bound students visit Boston

Students in the Galveston College Upward Bound program recently visited Boston, Massachusetts, to participate in a variety of cultural and educational enrichment field trips and college tours.

While in Boston, the students toured the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the New England Aquarium and the Boston Museum of Science.

They also attended a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, participated in an educational and historical harbor tour, learned the Boston subway, ate at Wahlburgers and more.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 ninth through 12th grade students at Ball High School.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

For more information on the TRIO Upward Bound program at Galveston College, call (409) 944-1253.

Above:  Galveston College Upward Bound program students and staff members tour the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus during a recent cultural and educational enrichment field trip to Boston. For more photo highlights of the trip, click here.

Students in the TRiO Upward Bound program at Galveston College on July 3 conducted a U.S. Supreme Court mock trial of the actual and recent case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

TRiO Upward Bound students experience Supreme Court mock trial

Students in the TRiO Upward Bound program at Galveston College on July 3 conducted a U.S. Supreme Court mock trial of the actual and recent case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, argued for Masterpiece. Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox argued for Colorado in the case.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 9th- through 12th-grade students at Ball High School.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

Above, Galveston attorney, Doryn Glenn, presents a case to students in the TRiO Upward Bound program during a mock trial last week at Galveston College.

Below, Galveston College Government Instructor Brad Cox, is pictured with the TRiO Upward Bound students who participated in the U.S. Supreme Court mock trial.

 

TRio Upward Bound Scholarship Recipients

TRIO Upward Bound Participants Awarded Scholarships

Galveston College TRIO Upward Bound participants Alicea Rice, Makia Golliday, and Victoria Weade were recently recognized as scholarship recipients.

TRio Upward Bound Scholarship Recipients
Pictured from Left to Right: Andrea Wiste, TRIO Upward Bound Academic Coordinator; Alicea Rice, Makia Golliday, Victoria Weade, and Priselda Perez, TRIO Upward Bound Director.

Alicea Rice received the Ashlyn Shoemaker Scholarship. Makia Golliday received the Galveston County NAACP #6180 Scholarship, Ashlyn Leigh Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship, Ivy Isle Foundation of Texas Scholarship, Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship, Ball High Class of 1990 Scholarship, and the Ricky Roa Memorial Scholarship. Victoria Weade received the UT Dallas Academic Excellence Scholarship, Moody Foundation Scholarship, Nick Gary Foundation Scholarship, and the Ashlyn Shoemaker Scholarship.

Each of the students have been participants in the TRIO Upward Bound program since the summer before their 9th grade year at Ball High School. They are graduating this June and will be attending various universities this Fall. Each of the students have earned dual credit hours at Galveston College and will have the opportunity to reverse articulate the courses from the university and earn an Associate degree from Galveston College prior to earning their Bachelor’s degree from the University. Alicea will be attending University of Texas- San Antonio. Makia will be attending Texas State University, and Victoria will be attending University of Texas- Dallas.

About TRiO Upward Bound Program

The Galveston College TRIO Upward Bound program is a federally funded college preparation program serving 59 first generation college students per year. It provides students with the opportunity to receive supplemental instruction, tutoring, academic, and personal advising. Students are challenged by enrolling in rigorous courses that will prepare them for college. They visit university campuses, participate in educational, cultural, social enrichment activities, and are exposed to various career opportunities.

Building-Bridges-Luncheon

Building Bridges to Success Luncheon Celebration

Galveston College’s Student Support TRIO program known as “Building Bridges to Success” recently held their end-of–the–year celebration luncheon on May 11 at Mario’s on 61st. The Building Bridges to Success program is a federally funded effort that supports first- generation college students who may be economically challenged to pursue their higher education.

Pictured in back row from left to right are Janeshia Warner, Martha Vernon, Tonya Allen, Dorlana Burke, Brandi Clark, Iveth Munoz, Jasmine Guillory, Molecia Hunter, Meghan Knight, Linda Miranda, Dorian Thomas, Erika Sanchez, Francisco Sanchez, Linda Jackson, Elroy Stinson.

In front, left to right are Sophia King, Mary Salazar, Kiara Sanchez, Yesenia Ayala, Marisol Salinas, Briana Barger-Pena, Kelly Taylor, Gabriela Zapeda, Anna Leigh Sargent, Xiaomin Barnes, Jordan Isbell Rochkind.