Tarleton State University alumnus and past Upward Bound Project participant Sunny Erasmus has been recognized as a TRIO Achiever. She received the honor at the 2017 TRIO State Conference in Tyler, Texas, for outstanding professional and civic contributions. Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs located on more than 2,800 college campuses and community centers around the country, serving nearly 820,000 people. TRIO programs provide tutoring, personal counseling, cultural enrichment, financial guidance and other services for young adults. A 2005 Hico High School graduate, Erasmus received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tarleton in 2009.