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Visclosky Announces 2015 Grant to Purdue University North Central


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Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the United States Department of Education has awarded a $289,901 grant to Purdue University North Central.

“I congratulate Chancellor Dworkin and the entire Purdue University faculty and staff for ensuring that students have access to the resources they need in order to succeed,” said Congressman Pete Visclosky.

The grant was awarded under the Department of Education’s Student Support Services Program. The Student Support Services Program (SSS) provides academic and other support services to low-income students, first generation students, or students with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to increase student retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of their success.

“PNC has been a part of the TRIO program since the 1980s and has served thousands of students,” said Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “With TRIO, age, gender, race, income and capabilities are not an issue. Rather, the focus is on learning, sharing ideas, opening doors and broadening interests. Thanks to TRIO, PNC students have received vital services that have helped them flourish academically and socially and provided them with skills to ensure success beyond their days at PNC. TRIO has had an immeasurable impact on their lives. These talented, accomplished students have gone on to have successful careers in our communities.”

For more information on Purdue University North Central, please visit: www.pnc.edu

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