LPS High Schools served by TRIO
High School Mascots
Lincoln High Links,
North Star Navigators,
and Northeast Rockets.

High School Students

Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face barriers to college entry. Low-income students and students who are potentially the first in their family to attend college have lower college enrollment rates than other students.

These findings were part of the study carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics titled "The Condition of Education". Another research chaired by Dr. Tierney et al. titled "Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do" for the Institute of Education Sciences identified two challenges for improving the college-going rate. First, students must be academically prepared for college by 12th grade. Second, in the study titled "Too Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: What the Public Thinks and Knows about Paying for College" carried out by Dr. Ikenberry et al. shows many students do not take the necessary steps during high school to prepare for and enter college, either because they are not aware of these steps or because they lack the guidance or support needed to complete them.

The lack of a college degree can be detrimental, as a recent analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics not only shows that the unemployment levels are lower for individuals with a baccalaureate degree, but also their pay is comparitively better.


Unemployment Rate & Earnings Estimate

The Office of TRIO programs' pre-college components - Educational Talent Search (ETS), Regular Upward Bound (RUB), and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) - are aware of these challenges and are well prepared to address them effectively.

We serve eligible students with distinct interests from 3 high schools in the Lincoln community - Lincoln High, North Star, and Northeast - with the aim of helping them succeed in high school and gain admittance into a post-secondary institution.

You can learn more about the pre-college programs and their eligibility criteria from the main menu. You can write to ETS, RUB, and UBMS at ets@unl.edu, rub@unl.edu, and ubms@unl.edu respectively. Our phone number is 402-472-2027. We have listed our staff contacts for ETS, RUB, and UBMS, for each of the high schools we serve to address any questions you may have:

Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School's mission is to prepare each student to use multiple perspectives and individual talents to live, learn, and work in a diverse society.

2229 J St, 68510
http://lhs.lps.org/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Jerry Washington Jerry Washington
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8993
402-472-9338
jerry.washington@unl.edu

RUB Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Regular Upward Bound
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu

UBMS Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu
Donny Bui Donny Bui
Math-Science Education Specialist
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-0883
402-472-9338
donny.bui@unl.edu
North Star High School

North Star High School

Lincoln North Star High School is committed to developing academic excellence, positive relationships, and productive citizens.

5801 North 33rd St, 68504
http://lns.lps.org/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Dion Gaston Dion Gaston
Education Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-6030
402-472-9338
dion.gaston@unl.edu


RUB Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Regular Upward Bound
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu

UBMS Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu
Donny Bui Donny Bui
Math-Science Education Specialist
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-0883
402-472-9338
donny.bui@unl.edu
Northeast High School

Northeast High School

Lincoln Northeast High School is dedicated to educating all students to develop their potential in an instructional environment emphasizing high academic expectations, positive relationships, and respect for diversity.

2635 N 63rd St, 68507
http://lne.lps.org/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Natalie Frederick Natalie Frederick
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8985
402-472-9338
natalie.frederick@unl.edu


RUB Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Regular Upward Bound
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu

UBMS Staff Contacts
Joan Mendoza-Gorham Joan Mendoza-Gorham
Project Director
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-8882
402-472-9338
joan.mendoza-gorham@unl.edu
Donny Bui Donny Bui
Math-Science Education Specialist
Upward Bound Math-Science
402-472-0883
402-472-9338
donny.bui@unl.edu