SSS Students "In The News"
May 2012 - SSS Alumni speaks to the Press
"Mn Governor Mark Dayton signed a law today expanding Post Secondary Options, allowing 10th graders to take a career tech course on college campuses (11th & 12th graders already can take career/tech and academic courses). Gov Dayton asked Paj Ntaub Lee '09 of the CSC to help explain benefits of this expansion to the press."
~ Joe Nathan, Director of the Center for School Change.
SSS Student wins MN TRiO Scholarship
January 2011 - Ken Medina '12 was selected to receive the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award.
St. Olaf student support programsurvives federal cuts
August 23, 2010 - A recent Star Tribune article takes a close look at how a number of federally funded TRiO Student Support Services programs serving low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students have not been granted money for the coming year. St. Olaf's SSS program that currently serves 180 students did get re-funded at nearly $1.3 million for five years — in addition to money from other sources, including the college. The story notes that St. Olaf accepts more students into its program than they have funding for, but "There are just so many students that want to be served," says program director Kathy Glampe '92, who benefited from the program when she was a student.
(pictured above: Rashad Washington '14 and Amanda Moua '14)
Protecting Her Culture
JUNE 16, 2009 — For her senior project, Whitney White '09 made a video collection of interviews with tribal elders of the Prairie Island Indian Community. "I'm helping to preserve our identity as a people," she says. More»
story profiles St. Olaf TRiO student
Tribune features family that's 'rollin' in Oles'
March 25, 2009 —Ian Peppel '12 attended Policy Seminar in Washingon, DC and is pictured here with Congressman Jim Oberstar (Minnesota's 8th Congressional District). Policy Seminar enables participants to represent the interests of low-income, first-generation, and disabled students in the policy arena.