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Welcome to GSW TRiO Student Support Services

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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 documented 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.




News and Events

TRiO Student Support Services Spring 2015 Academic Achievers

Congratulations to the following students on being recognized by the Office of Academic Affairs for achievement in the classroom.  Named to the President's List is Kristain Turner.  Those named to the Dean's List are Sarah Allen, Brianna Bell, Jhakeasha Davis, Sarah Hatcher, Chelsea Hooks, Savannah McCullough, Joseph Myler, and Justina Weston.  The Academic Achievement recipient is Kristina Parker.  

TRiO Student Support Services Spring 2015 Graduates

TRiO Student Support Services recognizes and congratulates the following students on receiving their bachelor's degrees during the Spring Commencement Exercises on May 9th, 2015.  Among these graduates are two Presidential Challenge Award recipients who have completed their requirements in four years or less.  The graduates are as follows: Ashley Lynn Athon* - Nursing, Brianna Symone Bell - Accounting, William Jerome Dodson - Management, Chelsea Le'shea Hooks* - Psychology, and Alecia Katrice Pinckney - Information Technology.  Asterisk denotes Presidential Challenge Award recipient.

TRiO Student Support Services also recognizes two Peer Tutors that graduated as well.  They are Vivek Joseph Ballarapu - Computer Science and Caleb Eugene Graves (cum laude) - Psychology.  

2014 - 2015 Outstanding TRiO Tutees and Peer Tutors Selected

Each year the staff of TRiO Student Support Services selects outstanding tutees and peer tutors from a cadre of tutees and peer tutors engaged in the tutorial component of program.  The selections represent the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.  

The outstanding tutee and peer tutor for fall 2014 are Kemyatta Everett and Joseph Myler, Jr., respectively; and for spring 2015 are Tyler Seegmueller and Melinda Sanderson.  Congratulations to these students.

TRiO Student Support Services attend Broadway Production - Wicked

Twenty-five TRiO students attended the Broadway production of Wicked on February 26th, 2015 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.  This was a great opportunity to extend this cultural activity to enrich these students total undergraduate experience at GSW.  TRiO Student Support Services programming seeks to provide cultural exposure opportunities on an annual basis.

TRiO Student Support Services Fall 2014 Graduates

Congratulations to these students for recently completing their requirements for degree completion. These students received their bachelor's degrees during the Commencement Exercises on December 13th, 2014.  The students are as follows: Shawntria Alexander - Nursing, Shawana Anderson - Political Science, Henry Bell - Accounting, Jessica Collins - Psychology, LeVada Harris - Management, Jasmine McLeggan - Accounting, Reginald S. Miles* - Computer Science, Rebecca G. Money - Psychology, and Christopher Stokes - Political Science.  Asterisk denotes Presidential Challenge Award recipient.     

TRiO Student Support Services Academic Achievers Fall 2014

The following TRiO Student Support Services students have been recognized by the Office of Academic Affairs for achievement in the classroom.  Named to the President's List are Sarah Allen and Christian Tyson.  Those named to the Dean's List are Savannah McCullough and Eddie Terry, and Academic Achievement are Shawntria Alexander and Ashley Athon.

TRiO Student Participates in Study Abroad Experience

Senior Biology major Arul Danni Thason was among ten GSW students that traveled to the country of Bulgaria for the 2014 Maymester session.  He recently recounted his in-country experience during a forum titled "Experiences of GSW Students in Bulgaria" on September 25, 2014 to students, staff, and faculty.  Assistant Director Miranda Thomas assisted with Danni's application process.

TRiO Student Support Services Academic Achievers Summer 2014

The following TRiO Student Support Services students have been recognized by the Office of Academic Affairs for achievement in the classroom.  Named to the Dean's List are William Jerome Dodson and Justina Weston. Those named for Academic Achievement are: Brianna Bell, Kemyatta Everett, Ashton Goff, Sarah Hatcher, Chelsea Hooks, Anna Issac, Ginnie Jones, and Arul Danni Thason.

Congratulations to these students and continuing success. 

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,  Michael Anthony Van Ham - Political Science, *Savelia Wallace - Nursing, and *Shaquila Washington - Nursing. 

2nd TRiO Student Support Services Student Featured July 2014

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has selected Reginald Miles 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.  Reginald's submission was selected to be featured on the association's website.  Wayndaysha Stanbury was chosen for featuring in July 2013.

Continuing success to Wayndaysha and Reginald  click here for their and the others' stories of conviction.



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