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Miami Dade College receives Awards at TRIO Tri-State Conference


Miami, June 3, 2014 - Miami Dade College(MDC) North Campus alumnus Danyelle Carter and TRIO Student Support Services Director Carlton Daley recently received awards at the 4th Annual TRIO Tri-State Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Tri-State Conference is a gathering of TRIO professionals from throughout the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 


Carter received the 2014 Florida Alumni Achiever award from the Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (FAEOPP). She graduated from MDC in 2011 with an Associate in Arts while pursuing a pathway in mass communications and journalism.  While at MDC, she was the public relations director for the North Campus Student Government Association and the District 1 president for the statewide Florida College System Student Government Association. Danyelle also wrote for The Reporter, MDC’s student newspaper.  Currently attending Spelman College in Atlanta, Danyelle serves as the public relations manager for The Blue Print, Spelman’s student newspaper. She is completing her Bachelor of Arts in English and communication with a concentration in public relations. Upon graduating, she aspires to pursue graduate studies in public relations.


Daley was also recognized for his contributions to the TRIO Program by being awarded the 2014 Tri-State Presidential Award for his work on behalf of TRIO students in South Florida over the past 14 years. FAEOPP president Raymond Rivera presented the award. Daley has been serving as the North Campus TRIO Student Support Services Program Director since 2008.  Prior to coming to MDC, Mr. Daley served as the Associate Director of TRIO Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs at Florida International University.  Between the years of 2008-2010 he served on the Executive Board of FAEOPP.  


 “Accolades like this speak volumes about the caliber of students and staff at our institution,” said Malou C. Harrison, president of the North Campus. “North Campus’ TRIO Program excels at placing ‘students first’ with ample supports and interventions that promote student achievement.”


The United States Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs).  There are now seven programs serving more than 800, 000 students at close to 1,400 colleges and universities.

For more information about the Trio Student Support Services Program, contact Carlton Daley at 305-237-1333.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist

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