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ULM Lewis Scholars Carl Whitlock, Earnest Wyatt with TRIO's Tommie Nelson attend ULS Day

On April 5, the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program students and TRIO Student Support Services participated in the University of Louisiana System Day at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge.

ULM’s Lewis Scholars Carl Whitlock and Earnest Wyatt, accompanied by Tommie Nelson, TRIO Outreach Specialist, had the opportunity to network and witness the state legislature in session.

The UL Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program enhances the collegiate experience of Black male students in the UL System. The Lewis Scholars Program aims to recruit Black males and provide educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and co-curricular experiences to improve outcomes. Two students are chosen each year from each of the nine-member institutions of the UL System.

TRIO-SSS is one of the eight TRIO Programs fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of TRIO-SSS is to increase graduation and retention rates of first-generation college students enrolled at ULM. To learn more about the TRIO-SSS program or to apply, visit