December 8, 2017
COE sadly acknowledges the passing of Irma Burks Daily, one of the founders of the organization that would become the Council for Opportunity in Education. Mrs. Irma Burks Daily began her career in TRIO as an Upward Bound Counselor in 1968 at Mississippi Valley State University, rising to the position of Director. Throughout her fifty-plus years in TRIO, she served as a university consultant, directed TRIO Training Grants, and served as the first president of the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP). Memorial services for Mrs. Burks Daily will take place on Thursday, December 14, at Mt. Herman Baptist Church in West Point, MS.