TRIO Student Support Services


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Northwest Ohio TRIO Day Celebration

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Owens Community College
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What is TRIO SSS?

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally-funded program to help students attain an Associate’s Degree, certificate, and/or transfer to a 4-year university. The SSS staff is dedicated to:

  • Promoting academic support so students can successfully obtain their college degree.
  • Providing individualized academic advising to help individuals achieve their educational goals.
  • Assisting students with overcoming barriers to their college success.
  • Providing an environment that recognizes the diversity of backgrounds and learning styles of the individuals served.

How TRIO SSS Can Help You

The TRIO Student Support Services staff is dedicated to helping you navigate college successfully. They offer individual services and group workshops to help you attain your educational goals. Some of the services benefiting you are:

  • Individualized tutoring
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Academic and career workshops
  • Transfer assistance
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Cultural activities

Eligible Students

  • First-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree)
  • Limited income
  • Documented learning or physical disability

To apply, please fill out an application.

Contact Us

Visit us in College Hall Room 120.

(567) 661-7274

TRIO Student Support Services
Owens State Community College
PO Box 10,000
Toledo, Ohio 43699

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Survey for TRIO SSS Students, Fall 2018 End of Semester

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Tutor Contact Information

Terrie Clay, Writing Tutor

Erik Sorensen, Writing Tutor

Christina Sigley, Math Tutor

James Ellinger, Math Tutor


Brandon Gaddy

Brandon Gaddy
(567) 661-7274

LaShawn Staples

LaShawn Staples
Academic Coach Representative
(567) 661-2185

Lindsey Minnig

Lindsey Minnig
Academic Coach Representative
(567) 661-2056


TRIO Student Support Services Mission:

The Trio Student Support Services Program at Owens State Community College is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Program activities and services are designed to increase academic performance and promote responsibility, integrity, and personal growth. Our mission is to provide individualized support to eligible students in order to assist them with persistence in obtaining an Associate Degree, certificate, and/or transfer to a 4-year university.