Important Facts

An Upward Bound currently exists within this institution.

Upward Bound is part of a series of programs (TRIO) established by Congress to help income deficient Americans enter college and graduate. Student Support Services, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement are also part of TRIO.

The Upward Bound program allows the students to participate in a six-week Summer Residential Program where they have the opportunity to live on a college campus which enables them to take part in various cultural and recreational activities as well as attend classes daily.

Angela Bassett (Oscar-nominated actress), John Quinones (ABC news correspondent) and Ben Watson (Memphis' very own WMC Action News 5 news anchor) were all participants of an Upward Bound program.

For more information contact Ouida Pope-Warren, Director, at or call 901-333-5117.