Upward Bound students celebrated

Student Success — The Richland College Upward Bound program celebrated its Annual Student Awards Luncheon, A Tradition of Excellence, on July 20 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. During the event, the accomplishments of 27 RISD and 30 GISD Upward Bound Summer Enrichment program participants were celebrated by faculty, staff and parents. Video and class presentations in journalism, computer graphics, and theater arts were showcased, and outstanding students were honored. Of the 57 students completing this summer’s program, five RISD and nine GISD high school graduates will attend college this fall, 11 of whom will attend Richland College. Congratulations to Upward Bound staff led by James Spigner, director, and Melvin Pope, program services coordinator, for organizing this celebration of student success and completion.