Join celebration of National TRIO & GEAR UP Day Feb. 16

The Office of Special Programs (College Readiness and Retention Programs) is celebrating the National TRIO and GEAR UP Day 2024 at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 in Woolsey Hall.

Wichita State has nine TRIO programs and two GEAR UP programs such as Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Veterans Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers and McNair programs. The celebration will include a presentations by Dr. Shirley Lefever, provost and executive vice president, and a resilience and mental strength workshop by Hoan Do, American Ninja Warrior and national award winning motivational speaker.

TRIO and GEAR UP programs are comprehensive educational support services to help disadvantaged students succeed in higher education.