Iowa Senator Joni Ernst will be on the SWCC campus this Friday, Feb. 4, in the Instructional Center, room 209, at 11 a.m. Ernst was invited to campus by SWCC’s TRIO-Talent Search (TS) program.

During her visit, Ernst will meet with TRIO directors Erica Frey (TRIO-TS) and Laurie Besco (TRIO-Student Support Services) to learn about the programs; visit with current and former TRIO students; and participate in a scholarship presentation for a TRIO student.

TRIO TS is 100 percent federally funded by the United States Department of Education in the amount of a $438,253 per year grant. TS provides 800 eligible junior high students, high school students, and adults with services that will help them enroll in and graduate from an institution of higher learning.