TRIO Achievers » Current Recipients

Brian Black
Brian Black

Senior Manager, Level M, Global Diversity and Corporate Administration, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Talent Search, Greenville Urban League/Greenville Technical College

“Beat your drum for the dreamers throughout the land. Without you, this dreamer wouldn’t be here.”
Molly Clough
Molly Clough

Law Partner, Carrothers & Clough PLLC
Student Support Services, State University of New York-Potsdam

“Sometimes the best lessons are the ones you learn from when you are in the darkest hour. TRIO helped pull me out of my darkest hour. For that I will be forever grateful.”

Aaron Payment
Aaron Payment

Tribal Chairperson, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Upward Bound, Lake Superior State University

“Upward Bound planted a seed that eventually sprouted hope for a better life for me, but also for my people. I am so grateful for Upward Bound and those guardian angels who came into my life to show me the way.”
Rene Rosado
Rene Rosado

Actor
Upward Bound, Wesleyan University and Student Support Services, University of Connecticut

“Everyone here [the TRIO community] is dedicating their passion for the youth of today so they can have a better tomorrow.”

Sarah Silvafierro
Sarah Silvafierro

Executive Director, NM Communities in Action and Faith
Upward Bound, New Mexico State University and Upward Bound Math/Science, Trinidad State Junior College

“For those of you who work with students like me, you are dealers of hope.”