The federal TRIO programs are in place to promote the educational opportunity of students, participation, and achievement of post-secondary academic goals. Recently at the TRIO Day Award Dinner in Fargo, a student at the Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead was honored for her work in the Veterans Upward Bound program. Yvette Lederer is working towards her accounting degree and realized the campus was the right environment for her to succeed. At the event, Lederer was given a certificate as a “VUB Achiever”.
The Veterans Upward Bound specific program is to help veterans with the skills and motivation necessary to enter and to succeed in a program of post-secondary education. It’s funded through grants from the United States Department of Education.
Lederer was in the National Guard and tried to go back into the trucking industry after her discharge, but realized it was not going to work for her.
“I finally had to look at a way to make changes and realized if I wanted to work again, I had to seriously look at school.”
The Veterans Upward Bound Program helped get Lederer to the starting point for transitioning back into school. Project Coordinator Jeri Vaudrin introduced her to the personal attention she would receive at Minnesota School of Business, leading to her enrollment in January of 2012.
Now at 38 years of age, Lederer is excited to work towards her new career.