Eastern Washington University Scholar wins prestigious TRiO Achievers award

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logo_horizontal_4-color1Written by Candice Helsing
March 2009 Newsletter

Edwin Fonseca, 2008 Eastern graduate and McNair Scholar, was nominated to receive the Northwest Association of Special Programs TRiO Achievers’ award. The award is given to graduates who have benefited significantly from TRiO services and have made an outstanding contribution to their communities. Fonseca, who currently holds Bachelors of Arts in sociology and Spanish, certainly meets this criteria. He started out at Yakima Valley Community College, where he overcame adversity and discrimination with the help of TRiO’s Student Support Services. He went on to EWU, completing groundbreaking research with Dr. Sue Wright on community building and playing an integral part in building Living Learning communities on campus. Fonseca is applying to PhD programs for fall 2009, hoping to help ESL students like himself in the future. We’re certain he’ll succeed and we wish him the best of luck!

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