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Dr. Carol Cheatham, an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, is the recipient of the 2014 National TRIO Achiever’s Award.

The National TRIO Achiever’s Award was created as a tribute to the success and outstanding endeavors of TRIO students and the programs that supported them in their journey to accomplished careers. TRIO offers federally-funded college opportunity programs, originally named for the three programs – now there are eight, that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.

On September 9, 2014, at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 33rd Annual Conference Gala, Dr. Cheatham was bestowed the 2014 National Trio Achiever’s Award. She won for her research on how nutrition can improve brain function and the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. Dr. Cheatham was part of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Wyoming.

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