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Virginia Association of Education Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) 

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The Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) was founded in 1975.  TRIO personnel in Virginia saw the need to create an alliance among all TRIO programs within the state in order to collaborate their efforts in educating Virginians, state politicians, and national politicians about the work of TRIO programs. 

VAEOPP is a strong voice for TRIO students and staff in Virginia.

Purpose and Objectives

The Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, Inc.  shall provide a forum for its members to define the problems and needs of Virginia citizens who may be essentially categorized as persons with disabilities and/or persons who are educationally, culturally, and/or economically disadvantaged.

 

The Association shall coordinate the efforts of its membership in meeting the needs of eligible persons and shall work toward expanding and improving their educational and occupational opportunities.

 

The Association shall provide the mechanics for the dissemination of information that might provide a basis for the design and implementations of policy decisions. 

 

The Association shall also plan and implement training sessions and other professional development activities for TRIO personnel.

 

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

VAEOPP’s member institutions provide grant aid and researched based direct services to their respective program participants that effectively improve secondary school graduation rates, increase college matriculation, persistence and degree completion rates, and encourage low income, first generation, and students with documented physical or learning disabilities to pursue graduate and professional school. VAEOPP facilitates its members’ work through the provision of professional development opportunities for TRIO staff, by supporting annual and on-going advocacy initiatives, and by awarding scholarships to program participants through a competitive application process.

Purpose & Objectives

Our Programs

Talent Search

Educational Talent Search

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

(Classic & STEM)

Upward Bound

Upward Bound (Classic/Veterans/Math & Science)

EOC

Educational Opportunity Center

DESIGN

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Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program 

Ronald McNair
Our Programs

Meet The Board Members

The VAEOPP Board consists of program personnel from across the Commonwealth volunteering as officers, program representatives, and committee chairs. 

Executive Board

President

Viviane Meder

Laurel Ridge Community College

Student Support Services

VMeder@laurelridge.edu

President-Elect

Dr. Danielle Williams

Norfolk State University

Student Support Services

dewilliams@nsu.edu

 

Immediate Past President

Brandon Honaker

Southwest Virginia Community College

Upward Bound

brandon.honaker@sw.edu

Treasurer

Maria Whited

Wytheville Community College

Student Support Services

mwhited@wcc.vccs.edu

Assistant Treasurer

Camille Younger

Danville Community College

Educational Opportunity Center

cyounger@dcc.vccs.edu

Secretary

Sylvia Anderson
Upward Bound
Virginia State University

sanderso@vsu.edu

Assistant Secretary

Rahmat Utsey

Virginia State University

Educational Opportunity Center

rutsey@vsu.edu

Program Representatives

 

Educational Opportunity Center

Sherrilynn Castel

s.castel@cocoutreach.org

McNair

Shay Lumpkin

lumpkinm@vcu.edu

Educational Talent Search

Amie Davis

a.davis@cocoutreach.org

Student Support Services

Passion Studivant

pstudiva@odu.edu

Upward Bound/UBMS/VUB

Robert Cooper

rlcooper@odu.edu

Meet The Board Members

Standing Committees

Archives

Makeda Markland (Chair)

Virginia State University

Audit & Reconciliation

Kristy Casstevens (Chair)

Mountain Gateway Community College

Awards and Recognitions

Connie Harris​ (Chair)

Southwest Virginia Community College

Communications/Technology

Adam Moore (Chair)

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Development

Keisha Johnson & Chelsey Hess (Co-Chairs)

Southwest Virginia Community College

Financial Affairs

Steven Sharkey-Dye ​(Chair)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Legislative

Kristy Casstevens (Chair)

Mountain Gateway Community College

Membership

Amie Davis (Chair)

Community Outreach Coalition

Nominations and Elections

Ca'Vette Buford (Chair)

Virginia State University

Scholarship

Carol Conner (Co-Chair)

Mountain Gateway Community College

Kara Gilly (Co-Chair)

Patrick & Henry Community College

Time and Place

Vivi Meder (Chair)

Laurel Ridge Community College

TRIO Achiever

Carol Conner (Chair)

Mountain Gateway Community College

Adhoc Committees

Emerging Leaders

Dr. Danielle Williams (Chair)

Norfolk State University

New Personnel

Dr. Lorraine Justice (Chair)

Rappahannock Community College

2024 Conference Committee

Brandon Honaker (Chair)

Southwest Virginia Community College

Insurance Procurement

Brandon Honaker (Chair)

Southwest Virginia Community College

Our Committees

Documents/Resources

COMING SOON
23-24 Virginia TRIO Programs Directory

Documents
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