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1 B ig B end C ommunity C ollege Y our F irst S teps T o S uccess

2 W hat I s T RiO- SSS

3 … a federally funded program designed to help students find success in college. This program is currently funded to provide services to 186 students. These students benefit from academic support, progress monitoring, success workshops, and academic, transfer, and career advising. Our job is to help you excel in college! T he T RiO- SSS P rogram is…

4 W ho is L ikely to B enefit

5 … not prepared for what is expected of them. Typical concerns include returning to school after being out for several years, poor preparation in writing and math, inadequate study skills, or anxiety and lack of confidence. The TRiO-SSS staff works with students on an individual basis enabling them to succeed. S tudents who are…

6 W ho is E ligible

7 … federal guidelines. If neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college, you are financially disadvantaged, or you have a documented physical or learning disability, it is likely that you qualify. In addition, you must be a U.S. citizen or Resident Alien, and have demonstrated an academic need for the program. TRiO- SSS will provide testing and documentation of academic need. Preference is given to students seeking a AA&S Transfer degree. E ligibility is determined by…

8 T extbooks…

9 … are available to all TRiO-SSS students. Please take care of these textbooks dont use them as a coaster or a floor mat in your car. Remember to return them so we can pass them on to the next TRIO- SSS student! T extbook C heck O uts…

10 L aptops…

11 … are available to all TRiO-SSS students. Borrow a laptop for a few days to finish up a class paper or a project. Please take care of these laptops. And remember to return them so we can pass them on to the next TRIO-SSS student! L aptop C heck O uts…

12 T utoring…

13 … are available to all TRiO-SSS students. If you need help come see us, fill out the tutor request form and well get you hooked-up with a tutor! If youve excelled in a class and really enjoy the material, come fill out the tutor recommendation paperwork and well get you tutoring! T utoring S ervices…

14 T RiO- SSS T utoring L ab…

15 … is obviously a place for you to meet with your tutor, but its also much more than that… T RiO- SSS T utoring L ab… The Tutoring Lab is a great place to start or finish your day. A place where you can get that extra study time in with another TRiO partner before a quiz or test. A place where you can form a study group. A place where you can use a computer to write your paper or complete your assignment. A place where you can look up career and scholarship information… ask and well show you where to look. A place where you can find all the important information about TRiO and campus events. A place where you can just take a break … the coffee is always on!

16 G rants and S cholarships…

17 … are available to all TRiO-SSS students. If youre short on cash and need a little help with school expenses, apply for our grants and scholarships: G rants and S cholarships… Supplemental Grant & Aid Students Supporting Students Scholarship

18 V iking S eminar W orkshops… Financial LiteracyScholarships Cash for College Finding Employment

19 … are designed to bring information and knowledge to students in a fun, energetic, hands-on, comfortable environment. The only rule we have for the workshops is … Theres no such thing as a dumb question! V iking S eminar W orkshops… Topics include: how to file your FAFSA · how to find and apply for scholarships · career information · transfer information · understanding your learning style · stress management · study skills · where to find employment both on and off campus · how to develop a resume · and financial literacy information.

20 C ampus V isits… Eastern Washington University Central Washington UniversityWashington State University

21 … are designed to provide students with a campus tour and an orientation with admissions, financial aid, academic department faculty and staff from their TRiO-SSS program. C ampus V isits… The regional universities we visit with students include: Eastern Washington University Central Washington University Washington State University University of Washington

22 l eadership C onferences… Student Leadership Student of ColorLatino Educational Achievement Project

23 … are designed to help students develop and enhance leadership abilities and skills. l eadership C onferences… The leadership conferences we attend with students include: Latino Educational Achievement Project Student Of Color Conference TRiO Leadership Conference

24 C ultural A ctivities… Seattle Mariners GameSpokane Chiefs Hockey Game Music Museum

25 … are designed to help expand the horizons of students most of whom have not had the opportunity to see repertory companies perform, experience the food and customs of other cultures, or attend a full-length dance performance. These activities help promote personal and educational development. C ultural A ctivities… The cultural activities our students attend include: Columbia Basin Allied Arts Seattle Music Museum Seattle Mariners Game Spokane Chiefs Hockey Game

26 C ome J oin the S SS C lub… Annual Car WashAnnual Silent Auction Drawing PresentationMoses Lake Food Bank

27 … and help create a network to enhance the social, cultural, and educational experiences for all students who participate in, are eligible for, or are interested in the Student Support Services Program. We provide opportunities for students to gain leadership experience, raise scholarship funds, and perform community service. C ome J oin the SSS C lub…

28 N ewsletters

29 … are designed to update and inform students about various upcoming and past program activities, events, workshops, conferences and cultural activities. It is a useful tool to help keep students active and informed about TRiO-SSS opportunities. N ewsletters…

30 The Celebration and Awards The Cake Visit to the Senior Citizen CenterBBCC Mariachi Band N ational T RiO D ay…

31 … is a day to celebrate and honor the TRiO-SSS students academic achievements. Our theme was … Giving Back to the Community! Our students began the day with a visit to our local Senior Citizen Center where they delivered an invitation for TRiO Day to all the residents. The students then returned to campus for a celebration that included cake and refreshments, awards and speeches, and a live performance from BBCCs Mariachi Band. N ational T RiO D ay…

32 M eet the T RiO- SSS S taff… Custodio Valencia, Cheryl Brischle, Jerry Workman, Tennille Kimball

33 J erry W orkman TRiO-SSS Director Jerry Workman, M.Ed, Director, holds a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University, Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University, Vocational Directors Certification from Eastern Washington University, and a Special Education endorsement from Portland State University. Jerry has been a high school counselor for over thirty years and has done extensive research and program design at both the local and state level in the areas of school to work and career education. His areas of expertise include: program development and management, providing scholarship, financial aid, academic, career, and transfer advising, professional mentoring, and workshop design. Contact Jerry today at or AKA: The Boss

34 C heryl B rischle TRiO-SSS Program Assistant Cheryl Brischle, AAS, Tutor Coordinator and Program Assistant, holds an Associate in Applied Science from BBCC in Office Information Technology. She has three years experience in financial aid where she specialized in student employment. Her areas of expertise include: textbook and laptop check outs, directing students and guests, coordinating tutorial services, assisting students with scholarships and financial aid information, and monitoring the TRiO-SSS Lab. Contact Cheryl today at or AKA: The Gatekeeper

35 C ustodio V alencia TRiO-SSS Academic Advisor Custodio Valencia, M.Ed, Academic Advisor / Learning Strategist, holds a Masters Degree in School Counseling through Washington State University and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish & Counseling from Eastern Washington University. Custodio is an alumnus of BBCC as well as a successful former participant of the TRIO - Student Support Services and College Bound programs. His areas of expertise include: coordinating tutorial services, and providing scholarship, financial aid, academic, career, and transfer advising and professional mentoring. Contact Custodio today at or AKA: The Coach

36 T ennille K imball TRiO-SSS Academic Advisor Tennille Kimball, M.Ed, Academic Advisor / Retention Specialist, holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Heritage University. Tennille is an alumnus of BBCC and she has worked with various departments and programs on BBCCs campus including: Opportunity Grant, Adult Basic Education, Early Childhood & Family Education, ECEAP, Supplemental Instruction and Math Jam. Her areas of expertise include: coordinating tutorial services, providing scholarship, financial aid, academic, career, and transfer advising and professional mentoring. Contact Tennille today at or AKA: Ms. Techy

37 Call or drop into the TRiO-SSS office in the Administration Building, Room You will be given an application for the program. If you meet the eligibility guidelines, you will be signed up for an intake interview. During this session, a staff member will help you develop a plan for success at BBCC. H ow do I S ign U p

38 Come Start or Finish your day in the TRIO Lab… the coffee is always fresh!

39 C reated by BBCC s T RiO- SSS S taff: J erry W orkman C ustodio V alencia C heryl B rischle T ennille K imball


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