McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs


McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

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McNair scholars Edgar Barraza ’18 and Rosario Majano ’18 with Rep. Jerry McNerney during TRIO Advocacy Day in Washington.

Thirteen students participating in federally funded TRIO programs at Cornell went to Capitol Hill June 28-29 and met with their members of Congress and legislative staff to advocate for the programs.
Eleven undergraduates in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and two high school students in the Upward Bound program participated in the trip. The TRIO Advocacy Day was organized by Cornell’s Office of Federal Relations in Washington and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI).
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