Student Support Services

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Student Support Services 2020-12-18T10:44:40+00:00

A message from TRIO SSS for end of 2020:

The year 2020, will go down in the records books as big hopes and dreams that was were overshadowed by a global pandemic, economic crisis, election chaos and racial tension. So, many of you and us had planned for 2020, to be our breakout year to greatness. But things did not happen that way for many of us. However, not all was a wash. A lot of TRIO SSS students graduated this Fall 2020 (14), most of the students maintained good grades and/or continued their education (88%) and so many of you were involved in campus organizations and activities. For your resilience, determination, and drive to complete your education, we the staff of TRIO SSS applaud and “tip our hats” to you! In our book, you are the Rock Stars! We encourage you to keep that same tenacity as you embark upon new challenges and opportunities in the new year 2021. We are behind you and cheering for your success.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this winning team, call or email us at 318 357 5901 or triosss@nsula.edu. Success is only a phone or email call away.

TRIO Student Support Services encourages you to continue to strive for your best as we are in unusual times.  Our services are still available to you, our TRIO Student Support Services Student.  Should you need academic support for your coursework, our tutors are available to assist via WebEx or Facetime.  Take precautions throughout this time to stay safe and finish this semester at your best.  Please let us know how we may assist you and always remember#TRIOWorks!!!

Student Support Services (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is a selective-admissions TRiO program dedicated to bridging the connection between high school and college. SSS is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and reports to the Dean of Students.

TRIO SSS at NSU provides 360 low income, first-generation college and/or students with disabilities with intensive services and other assistance systems designed to maximize students’ chance at success in college.  TRIO SSS services include but are not limited to: academic and career advising, peer tutoring, a resource library, and many other unique services used to help students in our program progress and successfully graduate from Northwestern State University within 4 to 6 years.

Only students admitted and enrolled at one of the Northwestern State University campuses may be admitted to our program.  They must meet eligibility criteria based off of one or more of the following: Low Income, First-Generation, or Disability.

TRIO SSS Mission Statement:

TRiO Student Support Services supports students who are first-generation, modest to low income, and students with disabilities who show potential to meet the challenges of higher education by strengthening and developing their academic and self-management skills.  The program’s goal is to graduate participants with a baccalaureate degree within four to six years.  TRiO Student Support Services provides resources to enhance students’ academic success, finacial literacy, and personal and social skills.

TRIO SSS Vision Statement for Spring 2021

TRiO SSS, creating graduates that are transformative individuals, passionate citizens, and innovative global leaders.

How to Join TRiO Student Support Services

About half of Northwestern State’s student population qualify for TRiO Student Support Services; Students are selected to join Student Support Services after completing the intake process. Students must meet at least one, and preferably two of the following requirements for entry:

First generation, meaning neither parent graduated with a bachelor’s degree from college;

Low Income, typically a student who receives a Pell grant; or

Disabled, referring to a physical or mental disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applications for the TRiO Student Support Services program are available throughout the year on the Natchitoches campus in 243 Kyser Hall and on the Shreveport campus in the Nursing Education Building, Room LC 133 with Mr. Bill Livigni. The application is also available for downloading below. If you have questions, you may call (318) 357-5901 for the Natchitoches campus and (318) 677-3063 for the Shreveport campus.  For more information regarding the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, please visit https://nursing.nsula.edu/about-the-college-of-nursing-and-allied-health/.

RiO Student Support Services welcomes our new peer mentoring program that was implemented fall 2015.  All of our peer mentors are juniors and they will be with their freshmen mentees for two years.  Peer mentors are TRiO Student Support Services participants who assist new freshmen with getting involved and familiar with the campus community.

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please contact Mrs. Terri Marshall at 318-357-5901 or marshallt@nsula.edu for information regarding the program.

Student Support Services Newsletter

Frances Welch
Director of Student Support Services
welchf@nsula.edu

Jamie Flanagan
Assistant Director
flanagan@nsula.edu

LaMario Fortson
Advisor/Instructor
fortsonl@nsula.edu

Terri Marshall
Advisor/Instructor
marshallt@nsula.edu

LaTonia Mims
Administrative Coordinator III
mimsl@nsula.edu

William “Bill” Livigni
CONSAH Counselor/Instructor
livigniw@nsula.edu

College of Nursing and Allied Health

Student Support Services offers tutoring in all core classes and most upper level courses. TRiO Student Support Services offers both virtual as well as socially distanced in-person tutoring Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment please visit the computer lab in room 243 B of Kyser Hall, email our main email at triosss@nsula.edu or call 318-357-5901.

Trio / SSS Events

Thursday, January 21
Welcome Back Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Student Union Ballroom
Hangout with the TRIO Student Support Services as they host a welcome back party for all Demons!
 
Thursday, February 18
Life on the Move – Financial Literacy
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Student Union Lobby
Learn how to balance life and your finances with TRIO Student Support Services.

Student Support Services
Room 243 B of Kyser Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

Phone: (318) 357-5901
FAX: (318) 357-6293.