Associated Colleges TRIO Programs Co-Host Day of Service to Honor Veterans

St. Lawrence County’s Associated Colleges are coming together to cohost a TRIO Student Support Services Day of Service honoring area veterans.

Patrick Rourk

The TRIO programs will be hosting a community luncheon at noon Saturday, March 2, at the Presbyterian Church Community Center, 42 Elm St. Potsdam. Retired Chief Master Sergeant Patrick R. Rourk, Co-Chair of the Fort Drum Retiree Council will be speaking about facing adversity and accomplishment at the event. There will also be live music at the luncheon.

Students will be on hand to prepare a meal of chili, corn bread, and refreshments to serve local veterans. Attendees are asked to bring a candy bar for a collection box to be shipped to active troops.

Federal TRIO programs exist through the Higher Education Act and assist eligible students in beginning and completing a post-secondary education. SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University all have TRIO programs to assist their student populations. Each campus is participating in the event.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

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