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NEOCA Advocacy Committee Members:

  • Cyndi Harrelson (Chair) – Trident Technical College EOC (Charleston, SC)
  • Nicole Katzman (Co-Chair/Communications Subcommittee) – Community College of Rhode Island EOC (Warwick, RI)
  • Teriki Barns –Southeastern Oklahoma State University EOC (Durant, OK)
  • Laureel Butler – Craven Community College EOC (New Bern, NC)
  • Calvin One Deer Gavin (Communication Subcommittee Chair) – Palomar College, North County EOC (San Diego, CA)
  • Marcal Graham – University of Maryland EOC (College Park, MD)
  • Terri Hall – (Communication Subcommittee) – Douglas – Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. (Morristown, TN)
  • Taneesha Rolland – Family Legacy Foundation EOC (Chicago, IL)

TRIO and the House HEA Bill – What You Really Need to Know

On December 1, the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman, introduced the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, to reauthorization the Higher Education Act of 1965. While some parts of the bill offer welcome improvements on TRIO, other parts—if enacted into law—would eliminate TRIO as we know it.