Student Support Services Program (TRiO)

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SSS/TRiO Program Professional Staff:

Director of Student Support Services Jacqueline Santiago

Director of Student Support Services

Jacqueline Santiago
203.857.7107 Office

203.514.1443 Cell

Academic Advisor & Transfer Academy Liaison

Jose Luis Maldonado
203.857.7354 Office

860.377.2777 Cell

Program Assistant Beth Lambert

SSS/TRiO Program Assistant

Beth Lambert
203.857.7298 Office

What is TRIO?

The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to promote the success and retention of non-traditional students who begin their studies at NCC in developmental courses. Once students are admitted, they remain participants in the program until they graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Who is Eligible?

According to federal guidelines, program participants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and either:

⋅ Meet federal income requirements.
⋅ Neither parent has a four-year college degree.


⋅Have a disability.

More Information about the SSS/TRiO applications, contact the Student Support Services Office staff in West 209.

Involvement Opportunities

Club TRiO!

The TRiO club is a community service based club that allows students to raise awareness about the needs of our community to the Norwalk Community College campus. Not only do we spread awareness to and about our community, we spread it worldwide. Our students grow personally, socially, and academically when exposed to these needs.

(Promoting awareness through activities while supporting academic, social and personal success for our students.) 

Social Events

Participants of the TRiO Program will have an opportunity to get to know one another and to get to know the Support Staff during major events each semester.  Join us in the Fall for the Welcome Back Reception and again the Spring for the End of Year Celebration when we celebrate your achievements!