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Upward Bound continues

5/10/2012

LBW Community College will continue providing services through the Upward Bound program, thanks to a five-year, $1.46 million Federal TRIO Programs grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“We are thrilled to learn our program is being refunded,” said Bridges Anderson, program director. “For 36 years, we have helped students with the skills needed and motivation necessary to complete high school and succeed in postsecondary education.”

LBWCC’s Upward Bound program serves 65 students from nine high schools in Butler, Covington and Crenshaw counties. Students entering their freshman year are recruited for the program and receive help in math, English, history, science and foreign language.

Students are also counseled about career options, college choices, college majors, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Throughout the four-year program, students are exposed to many educational and cultural activities.

“LBWCC has sponsored the Upward Bound program with great success from participants and we are excited to be able to continue,” said Anderson.

The Federal TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

For more information, contact Anderson at (334) 881-2247 or email at banderson@lbwcc.edu.

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.