The GSW TRiO/Student Support Services program (SSS) is an academic support/resource entity focusing on creating a partnership to enhance the college experience of first-generation students/students who are from a background of financial need and students with disabilities. The programming also incorporates cultural awareness, financial literacy, and personal development among our services. The GSW TRiO/SSS Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education;to support the mission of increasing retention and graduation rates of first-generation/low-wealth students at 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. The TRiO programs were established to assist college bound and college entering students in overcoming class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each program targets various student populations and often work in conjunction with one another to support students through various stages of their academic experiences. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education Website. We invite you to learn more by clicking on any tab to the left.  Thanks for visiting our page and let us know if we can be of assistance by filling out the "Contact Me" area below.


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TRiO Student Support Services Spring 2014 Graduates

        Congratulations to each of these newly minted graduates of GSW.  The commencement exercises took place on May 10, 2014.  Among these students are Presidential Challenge Award recipients, having completed degree requirements in four years.  These students were recognized with special lapel pins.  Please note their recognition with an asterisk by the name: Ceounte Carithers - Psychology, Ti'Shawnda Denise Cohen - Exercise Science/Wellness, Judy Fajardo - Nursing, *Felipe Howell - Psychology, Adrian Johnson - Accounting, Iye Kargbo - Nursing, Nakora Mackey - Early Childhood, Christopher Stokes - Political Science, Michael Anthony Van Ham - Political Science, *Savelia Wallace - Nursing, and *Shaquila Washington - Nursing. 

TRiO Student Support Services New CRLA Certified Tutors

     Five TRiO Tutors have completed the College Reading & Learning Association Tutor Training Program during the Fall 2013 semester  and have received certification from the association.  They are Kaley Basile - Geology, Brandi Charbonneau (GSW Graduate '11) - Sociology & Psychology, Ben Frasier (GSW Graduate '13) - Math, Reginald Miles - English & Biology, and Jack Toliver III - AccountingPrevious CRLA Certifications awarded during Fall 2012 were to Aisha Y. Alaman (GSW Graduate '12) - Sociology & Math and Azriel Pitts (GSW Graduate '13) - Psychology.

TRiO Student Support Services Student Featured

   The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has selected Wayndaysha Stanbury to be featured for its "First Generation Voices" Project.  The association recognizes the number of students attending colleges and universities who are the first in their families to matriculate in spite of the many challenges facing these young women and young men.  Wayndaysha's submission was selected to be featured on association's website.

    Congratulation's to Wayndaysha and click on the link to her and the other's stories of conviction. http://www.aascu.org/members/fgv/ReadEntry.aspx?id=6531


TRiO Student Support Services Fall 2013 Graduates

        Congratulations to the following students on their recent graduation from GSW on December 14, 2013.  They are: Caitlin Crosby - Biology, Jazmine Culver - Exercise Science/Wellness, Angela Foster - Marketing, Adrian Johnson - Accounting, John Jones - Information Technology, Leonard Jones - Exercise Science/Wellness, Devon Kester - Fine Arts, Janet Lewis - English/Teacher Certification, Tasheria Nix - Early Childhood, Lomenzo Reddick - Accounting, and Sharon Tarver - Human Resource Management.

        Destination .... Graduation!!

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