Doane University support program celebrates its students

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Students at Doane University, parents and faculty celebrated a special program on Sunday.

The TRiO program helps support students who are first-generation, low-income or have a disability.

Forty-nine percent of the residential student population this year participated in TRiO programs, including financial literacy workshops, mentorships, tutoring and cultural events.

“I put a lot of hard work these past for years, getting to where I am now” said Cameron Hower, a senior in the program. “Without Anita and staff, I don’t know where I would be, so it’s just a great honor to get it.”

The celebration also included a tree planting ceremony to encourage these students to leave a legacy that will persist for years to come.

Around 30 TRiO students will graduate in May.

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