TRIO Program

Support Services Staff



Dr. Sabrina F. Edwards
Interim Director
Phone: (904) 470-8952


Mr. Laroda Barnes
Phone: (904) 470-8145


Mrs. Nikki Miller
Academic Coordinator
Phone: (904) 470-8388


Mrs. Gwannettia Hall-Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (904) 470-8950


Office Location

Third Floor – Centennial Building/Library.
Phone: (904) 470-8950




Student Support Services / TRIO Program

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.


Program Services:

  • Academic Tutoring
  • Academic Advising in post secondary course selection
  • Counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy
  • Assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Exposure to cultural events 


Student Support Services

Strengthening Success – One Student, One Experience at a Time!

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase retention and graduation rates and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.


Academic Enrichment

Participants receive support in the areas of mathematics, reading comprehension, writing, study skills, and time management.

Counseling Services

The counseling program provides the following services to participants:

  • Individual and Small Group Counseling Sessions
  • Financial Aid/Money Management Workshops (Financial Literacy)
  • Career Exploration
  • Graduate and Professional Programs Preparation and Advising
  • Academic Assistance


Tutorial Services

Student participants have access to regular seminars and tutorial assistance in the areas of mathematics, reading, and writing facilitated by experienced, well-trained academic specialists. In addition, peer tutors with a minimum 3.0 GPA in these subject areas are available to provide tutorial services to students requesting assistance on a one-on-one basis.


Cultural Enrichment Activities

  • Motivational Seminars
  • Graduate School Visits
  • Diversity Workshops
  • Historical Site Tours
  • Etiquette Seminars


How to Apply

Download and complete the SSS_Application. After you have completed the application, email or bring a copy to the TRiO/SSS staff.

Phone: (904) 470-8950