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Upward Bound Graduation 2015

Donna Nesselbush, of the Law firm Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP presents a check for $2500 to the Upward Bound Program Scholarship Committee Chair, Carlos Coutinho, at the Class of 2015 Graduation ceremony on June 2nd. Ariana Tejada UB’05, Legal Assistant at the law firm and the nominator of Upward Bound for this year’s contest, was able to join in making the presentation.

The donation is a result of an online contest.

Inaugural Online Issue of the Upward Bound Newsletter, The Legacy

Mission Since 1966

The Rhode Island College Upward Bound Program is designed to instill in low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation to complete high school and to enter and graduate from college. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the high school and college graduation rates of program participants. Upward Bound is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to students from specific target high schools who meet federal eligibility requirements. The program enhances the intellectual, emotional, character and motivational development of each participant by offering rigorous academic instruction, counseling, support services, and an environment that recognizes individual differences and academic potential.

Rhode Island College has the distinction of being one of the first public institutions of higher education to establish an Upward Bound Program. The single such project in Rhode Island since its inception in 1966, Upward Bound is designed to generate in low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and

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Page last updated: July 8, 2015