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U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco Guest Speaker At UOG’s Trio Student Support Services Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2013

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), was the guest speaker at the University of Guam’s (UOG) TRIO Programs Student Support Services (SSS) for their Spring 2013 Retention Activity held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the UOG Multi-Purpose Lecture Hall. The Student Support Services Workshop was entitled, “Researching Potential Employers and Networking for Your Future.” U.S. Attorney Limtiaco’s presentation included information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, its caseload, and the priorities and initiatives of the Department of Justice.

The mission of the TRIO Program is to "Instill, serve, and inspire students with a positive force towards achieving their higher education." U.S. Attorney Limtiaco was invited because of her unique experience and perspective which could help the TRIO SSS participants, especially those who desire a career in criminal justice. She was invited “to provide the UOG students with guidance and insight which will help them with their educational and career goals, while balancing the other important components of their lives such as family, work, spirituality, community service, and recreation.”

The SSS program provides support services to low-income students, first generation college students, and disabled students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. Eligible students may receive (among other services) personal and academic career counseling, career guidance, instruction, mentoring, and tutoring. The goal of SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

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