Success participants either graduated or persisted from 2016 to fall 2017 85%of TRIO Student Success participants either graduated or persisted from 2016 to fall 2017 88% of TRIO Student Success staff are also first-generation-to-college 88% of TRIO Student Success staff are also first-generation-to-college More than Academic Counselor Rina Tenore advises a TRIO student. of 2016-17 TRIO Student Success participants are Ann Buskey (third from left), Director of the TRIO Student Success Program, in Good year. works with 200 students perAcademic Standing 95%of of More than of 2016-17 TRIO Student Success participants are in Good Academic Standing 95% Continued from previous page. either first-generation to college, low-income, or have a disability – or a combination of the three. For students with a documented disability, MCC’s second collegiate TRIO program – the Program for Student Achievement – offers similar services, plus assistive technology. The overwhelming majority of TRIO students – more than 95 percent – have one thing in common: They are first-generation students. “The overall goal of TRIO is really about breaking the cycle of poverty by helping students earn a bachelor’s degree or higher,” Buskey of TRIO Student Success participants are first-generation-to-college 95 % Success part ages 18 to students fromicipants are added. “We work with of TRIO Student 95% 80. Not all are right out a lot of single parents, and lots of people first-generation-to-college of high school. There are returning to college after being in the workforce – it varies.” TRIO Student Success of 49% % four-year-institut And being a first-generation-to-college student ions herself, Buskey understands that earning a degree of TRIO Studen gra be easier said can ds transferred to than done for this cohort. four-year-institutions t Success 49 grads transferred to 25 + years MCC’s TRIO Student Success Program has provided services explained. “Our goal is for these students to graduate and transfer to a bachelor’s of TRIO Student Success participants either There is no graduated or persisted from 2016 to typical TRIO fall 2017 85 88 couldn’t help me figure out college becauses of peer hour TRIO Provides: 13 tutoring each week he didn’t go to college. hours 88 profesof own.” ising I was on my nal adv sio hours of pee Luckily, her highhschool 13 tutoring eac r week guidance counselor 35 hours of “College was not talked about in TRhouse. My dad my IO Pr ovides: could have helped get me a construction job, onal advising but he professi degree program.” % helped her get into Suffolk Buskey lived at home and University at the last minute. student, she TRIO Studen graduated t– and eventually Success participants earned a master’s degree from Tufts. Then she graduated in 2017 35 TRIO Student Success participants graduated in 2017 4 | Profiles