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UPIKE’s ACE (Academic and Cultural Enrichment) Program can help you by providing comprehensive student support from orientation to graduation. A federally-funded TRiO program, ACE’s goal is to improve student academic performance and increase retention and graduation rates.
ACE meets this goal by offering students a wide range of services, including:
The ACE Program offers a variety of support services and programs aimed at helping eligible students excel in college. To be accepted to the ACE program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
2. Meet income guidelines (determined each year by the U.S. Department of Education)
3. Be a student with a disability
Please note: all ACE participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled or accepted at UPIKE for the upcoming semester.
fliAs an ACE participant, you’ll spend approximately six hours each semester participating in program requirements. You can utilize ACE as much as you need.
After completing the intake process to become a member of ACE, you will be a member for the remainder of your career at UPIKE.
The ACE program annually invites alumni that graduated from UPIKE and the ACE program back to campus to spend time with current ACE students. Below are some photos from this years event.
ACE participants can also apply for membership in the Leadership Engagement Achievement Development Service (LEADS) Initiative. As a LEADS participant you’ll have the opportunity to meet community leaders in business, education, government and healthcare. LEADS focuses on supporting you in becoming a leader at UPIKE and in your community, while instilling you with a sense of belonging. All activities and workshops are designed to enhance your personal character and develop self-esteem to help you succeed in life and your future career.
“I have enjoyed ACE so much during the past three years. ACE has helped me in so many ways with guiding my studies and providing support through difficult situations. ACE is where I have made most of my friends. ACE is my second family.”– JACQUELINE PRUITT/JUNIOR
“I have enjoyed ACE so much during the past three years. ACE has helped me in so many ways with guiding my studies and providing support through difficult situations. ACE is where I have made most of my friends. ACE is my second family.”
– JACQUELINE PRUITT/JUNIOR
Project CoordinatorShenaShepherd@upike.edu(606) 218-5718
Student Support Outreach CoordinatorCheikhNdiaye@upike.edu(606) 218-5701
Academic CoordinatorKayBurke@upike.edu(606) 218-5719