Congratulations are in order for the TRIO Student Support Services staff on their remarkable Annual Performance Report (APR). TRIO not only achieved but exceeded all project objectives, showcasing their dedication and impact:

  • 91% of students they assisted in 2022-2023 were either enrolled at NSU for Fall 2023 or successfully graduated during the academic year.
  • 90% of the students they supported in 2022-2023 concluded the academic year in good standing, maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or above.
  • A significant 75% of the 2017-2018 student cohort achieved graduation within 6 years.

These results go beyond the initial project objectives, underscoring the exceptional efforts of key individuals, including Director of Student Support Services Frances Welch, Vice President of Student Experience and Dean of Students Reatha Cox, Director of Student Affairs Dr. Yonna Pasch, Database Administrator Anna Jennings, Executive Assistant to the President Hannah Wenninger, and the entire dedicated TRIO team. Their unwavering commitment to student support services at NSU has been instrumental in achieving these remarkable milestones.

I want to congratulate the Northwestern State Cheer Team for clinching the top spot in the Coed Game Day category at the International Cheer Union World Cup Cheerleading Championships held in Orlando, FL. This marks the second consecutive year that NSU Cheer has secured first place at the World Cup Cheerleading Championships. Well done!

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University