Student Success Center
TRiO Student Support Services
Lolita is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the Title IV grant. She also develops specific strategies to identify at-risk students and implements strategies to identify student difficulties and barriers. Lolita also provides effective interventions to deal with a student's lack of attendance, financial problems, transportation, childcare needs, low self-esteem, poor time-management and/or study skills, and academic difficulty. Retention is her number one focus.
Lolita has a BFA in Graphic Design from SIU-C, a Ms. ED in Workforce Education & Development, specializing in Program Leadership from SIU-C, and is finishing her Ph.D. in Workforce Education, specializing in Management and Professional Development from SIU-C.
Anita delivers basic skills instruction and class development/creation advises targeted students on all course work, and manages the TRIO technology systems. She also provides educational support for the Student Success Center tutors and monitors all online workshop modules and classes. Anita also manages the TRIO Webpage, Facebook, and TRIO texting program. She is currently the TRIO Assessment representative.
Anita has an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management/Accounting from Southeastern Illinois College, a Bachelor's of Science in Workforce, Education, Training and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Master's in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Anita also earned a Master Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois, Illinois Online Network.
Angie provides academic advisement and registration to students. She helps students identify and implement educational, career, and personal goals. Angie assists students with the financial aid application process as well as the process for obtaining scholarships. She also facilitates workshops focusing on transferring to a four-year university, resume writing, and interview skills. Additionally, Angie assists in the selection and supervision of Student Support Services Mentors. She also helps plan and conduct campus visits, cultural enrichment activities, and other department functions.
Angie has an Associate of Arts degree from Southeastern Illinois College, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Illinois State University, and a Master of Social Work degree from Illinois State University. She also earned her state licensure in Social Work.
Mariah assists TRIO students with their academic needs to improve retention and success. She develops, coordinates, and implements program activities that enhance the engagement, college success, retention, and graduation of TRIO students.
Mariah also assists in the selection and supervision of the Student Support Services Mentors.
Mariah has an in Health Education and a Master's in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Chad provides administrative services and technical support for the TRIO/SSS staff, including Project Director, Education Technology Coordinator, Retention Specialist, and Advisor. He also provides administrative support in processing purchase requisitions, tracking budget and expenditures, and maintaining equipment inventory. Chad assists students with computer needs as requested and assists with computer lab tutoring when appropriate. Helping department staff and students with their needs is his number one goal.
Chad has an Associate of Science from Southeastern Illinois College. He also served in the United States Army as a combat medic.