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King University News :: Brittany Hall Received TRIO Achiever Award

If you ever wondered who King’s biggest fan is, it may very well be alumna Brittany Hall.  Hall, who credits King with much of her success, graduated in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and then went on to receive her master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University.  On Oct. 22, Hall, the only Virginia representative among 50 others from across the nation, was the recipient of the TRIO Achiever Award. 

Each year, TRIO recognizes project participants who have excelled in their education, professional career, and have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.  “This has been 12 years in the making,” said Hall.  “Who knows where I would be today if it hadn't been for this program.”

In sixth grade, Hall joined a program that would forever change her life – Talent Search, one of eight Federal TRIO Programs.  TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Today, Hall serves the New River Valley Community Services as a school-based clinician in addition to spending time volunteering with Carillion Clinic Hospice, her true passion.  Hall continues her involvement with TRIO, giving back to a program that made possible her education at King College. 


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