The Trio Program within Student Support Services at North Central Missouri College (NCMC) was recently awarded a grant to help celebrate and support students that are first-generation college attendees. According to a press release from the college, Tocarra Williams, Student Support Services program coordinator was the writer of the grant and has already many plans to recognize first-generation students.

As a Trio program, students qualify for the Student Support Services program by being a first-generation college student. In the grant application, Williams wrote, “Receiving support to celebrate the many first-generation college students at our institution and prospective students in our community has the potential to make a significant impact.”

Plans are to use the grant to help celebrate first-generation students through recognition, presentations, cross-campus and community collaboration and promotional pieces. For more information about Student Support Services, visit or contact 660-359-3948 x1347.