TRIO Student Support Services

The TRIO SSS program helps students overcome economic, social and academic boundaries to higher education by assisting with basic college requirements and providing students with needed services and support.

We are invested in your success!

We are a committed team of staff, tutors, and mentors that will help you shape your signature student experience by creating a personalized Academic Success and Career Plan. This plan, combined with the effort of your team and your personal motivation to succeed, will help guide you through your first two years of college.

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Services and Resources Provided:

Student Support Services is a TRIO program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The SSS program may also provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. The Student Support Services program at SKC serves 230 students from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds or with disabilities each year.

Primary Services

  • Academic, financial advising
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment
  • Information for tutoring services on campus
  • Campus visits (UM and MSU) and cultural trips

Other Student Academic Services Include

  • Individualized or group tutoring
  • Math / English skill assistance
  • Workshops- Times TBA; workshops may be subject to time change and venue changes
  • Computer Lab
  • Textbook Loan Program

Upcoming TRIO SSS Events

November 9,10, 14 & 15, 2022

Lab Nights for Finals:
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM |  Robert DePoe III Building TRIO Lab | Food Provided!!

Applying to TRIO SSS

TRIO SSS Eligibility Requirements: participants must be an admitted SKC student and meet at least one, and preferably two, of the following three requirements:

  • Income eligible as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be from a family from which neither parent or guardian has a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a documented disability and be registered with SKC's campus Disability Services.

How to Apply

  1. Students must fill out the SSS Application  when enrolling at SKC. This will determine eligibility and can take up to two weeks.
  2. Upon acceptance, a letter will be emailed out to students and they will need to fill out a Verification Form and SSS Personal Success Plan.
  3. For the current year we require a financial needs analysis or proof of income from year 2020.


Meet the Team


Kathie Maiers

Program Director

Robert Depoe III Bldg, Rm 130



Allen Addison

Assistant Director/Data Specialist

Robert Depoe III Bldg, Rm 129



Sunshine Gaither

TRIO Student Success Coach

Robert Depoe III Bldg, Rm 129



Chantel Starblanket

Career Advisor



Desirae Nault

Student Worker