TRiO names Fraser program director


AUBURN – Mary Fraser of Gray has been named the new director of the TRiO Student Support Services Program at Central Maine Community College. She has been with the TRiO program for the last 3 years, most recently as coordinator of retention and transfer.

Fraser received her undergraduate degree in international studies from Bryant College (now Bryant University) in Rhode Island. She earned her master of arts in history and anthropology from University College in London, England. She then served as a resident director at Mitchell College in New London, Conn., and as student affairs director and director of advising and first year programs for Newbery College in Brookline, Mass.

TRiO is a federally-funded college success program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The TRiO Success Center at CM provides student support services such as academic planning and advising, study skills support, financial aid and transfer assistance, and services for students with disabilities.