Taria’s mom, Merrie Pritchett, affectionately known by many in the ASPIRE community as Mama Merrie attended the ceremony. Rebecca Craft, the organization’s president and a current Trio director at Delaware Technical and Community College presented the award and presided over the events of the evening. Taria was one of six Trio achievers. The other five are all alumni, including Takisha Brown, now a supervising attorney with the internal revenue service and a former Howard University Upward Bound Member, Baltimore Councilman Nick J. Mosby of also a former Upward member, U.S. Naval information officer, John MacLean, an alumnus of SSSP and the Veterans Upward Bound program at the University of Pennsylvania, Christina Brogdon, an alumna of Virginia Tech’s Upward Bound program who is the current coordination for the West Virginia State Association of Affirmative Action, and Dr. Eunice Wine, an alumna of Wst Virginia University’s McNair Scholars program. Dr. Wine is director of distance learning at Old Dominion University.
Taria has been singled out among top achievers of Trio Programs. This is an honor that she shares with our campus and one that is much deserved. Congratulations Taria!!!