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TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that identifies promising students and prepares them for college-level work.

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About TRiO

TRiO specifically serves students who are first generation (you do not have a parent who has graduated with a four-year Bachelor’s degree), meet federal income guidelines, and/or have a documented disability. Studies suggest that students are more likely to achieve academic success when they are engaged in additional support services.

The program provides career exploration and readiness skills, financial literacy education and financial aid opportunities, intensive academic assistance such as tutoring, academic coaching, mentoring, and supplemental instruction, and provides the opportunity for cultural enrichment and social engagement.


  • Individual academic tutoring and academic coaching
  • Professional coaching
  • Academic advising
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Cultural enrichment and leadership opportunities
  • Professional /educational workshops
  • Graduate school workshops/ visits
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Peer and professional mentoring
  • Career development and readiness skills
  • Lourdes community interaction and involvement opportunities

You are eligible for the TRiO program if one of the following apply:

  • You meet federal financial guidelines
  • Neither parents graduated with a four-year degree
  • You have a documented disability

Mission Goals and Outcomes

The Lourdes University TRiO Student Support Services Program provides personalized attention to student’s development by taking a holistic approach to our services.  We strive to meet the needs of our students by creating a supportive institutional climate that focused on student’s academic, cultural, and social needs.


Our program’s goal is to eliminate barriers to success by providing students with the necessary tool to unlock their full potential, thereby increasing college retention and graduation rates among participants in addition to:

  • Helping members achieve academic success and successful completion of their postsecondary education.
  • Assisting members in developing career readiness
  • Promoting continued education at the graduate level.
  • Increasing cultural awareness and enhanced appreciation for the arts.
  • Encouraging attention to physical and emotional well-being.
  • Instilling a sense of social and civic
  • Recognizing individuals’ diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Improve financial and economic literacy.
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff in order to create a supportive institutional climate


  1. Students will develop leadership skills
  2. Students will increase their self-confidence
  3. Students will increase their communication skills


For the past five years more than:

  • 92% of TRiO SSS participants were in good academic standing
  • 87% have persisted from fall to fall
  • 46% have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within 6 years

Meet the Staff

Teddi Moorman

Teddi Moorman

Office: St. Francis Hall Room 110
Work 419-824-3837
Cell 419-262-0859

Lindsay Bodi

Lindsay Bodi
Academic Skills Coordinator

Office: St. Francis Hall Room 107
Work 419-824-3836
Cell 419-654-5676

Tiye Foreman

Tiye’ Foreman
Program Manager/Advisor

Office: St. Francis Hall Room 109
Work 419-824-3610
Cell 419-654-2116

Linda Sattelberg

Linda Sattelberg
Professional Tutor/ Data Entry

Office: St. Francis Hall 106
Work 419-824-3706

U.S. Department of Education

The rich history the TRiO program can be traced all the way back to Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, with the Upward Bound Program being established as part of the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964, and TRiO Student Support Services being created in 1968. Together with the Talent Search Program, these three programs were known as “TRiO.”  Since then, several other programs have been developed including: Upward Bound Veterans, Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Upward Bound Math/Science, and the TRiO Dissemination Partnership. The Term TRiO” serves as an umbrella for all of these programs. More than 5 million students have graduated from college as a result of the services and support that TRiO offers.

According to the Council for Opportunity in Education (2021), “The TRiO programs have been providing valuable supportive services to students to successfully enter college and graduate for over 50 years.”

Current National Statistics:

  • Total Number of TRiO programs ~ 3,100
  • TRiO Students Now Being Served ~ 800,000 low income Americans
  • TRiO is a diverse program as 35% of TRiO students identify as White, 35 % identify as African American, 19% identify as Hispanic, 4% identify as American Indian, 3% identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander 7,000 students with Disabilities and 6,000 U.S. Veterans are enrolled in TRiO Programs.

2020-2025 Grant Cycle Objectives

  • 63% of all participants served by the SSS project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or graduate.
  • 92% of all enrolled participants served by the SSS project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing.
  • 39% of new participants served each year will graduate within six(6) years.

Please visit the U.S. Department of Education for more information on the TRiO program.

TRiO Workshops and Events

Please consult your TRiO CANVAS announcements, TRiO Passport, student email, newsletter, and social media for scheduled workshops, activities, and events. Please let us know if you have any ideas for workshops that address your academic, career, financial or personal well-being needs.

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