Claflin University will host its annual Black History National TRIO Day Celebration and Step Show at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, in W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The event will feature a keynote speaker, presentations of formal TRIO scholars, an American TRIO Idol Competition, and a Stepping Back into Black History Step Show Competition and Exhibition.

Attendees can expect to participate in interactive and educational discussions about college life, leadership and success, the Claflin experience, black history month and more.

TRIO programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed address the cultural, and social barriers to education in America. TRIO programs serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

To register, and for more information contact Gwendolyn B. Phillips, TRIO Programs director at (803) 535-5058 or via email at gphillips@claflin.edu.

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