What is TRiO

"TRiO" refers to a series of programs funded under the Title IV of Higher Education Act of 1965.  They were created to assist disadvantaged Americans in overcoming class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.  The term "TRiO" refers to the initial three programs, Upward Bound Education Talent Search, and Student Support Services.  Currently there are eight TRiO programs:  Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair posbaccalaureate Achievement, and the Training Program for Federal TRiO programs

Our focus is to ensure that students have a realistic chance to persist in college and, within four years, graduate with an associate degree and transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree

Mission Statement

The mission of Student Support Services at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is to provide a supportive system, both academic and personal, to meet the individual needs of the students and enable them to persevere and be successful in attaining their desired degrees.

This service is designed to assist qualified students in attaining success throughout their LCOOCC experience. Student Support Services is a U.S. Department of Education program designed to provide students with tutoring, personal support, academic advising, and career coaching. 

Application Process

Get your application in early as this is a first come/fist serve program!

Remember:  Admission to the TRiO/SSS program is NOT automatic.  Completed applications are evaluated for eligibility.  If you are admitted to the program, we will notify you regarding the next steps to begin your involvement in the TRiO Program.


- Personal support and encouragement

- Supplemental Academic and Career advising

- Study Skills

- Transfer Assistance

- Financial Aid Advising

- Tutoring in subjects such as English, Math, Intro to Higher Ed and computer fundamentals

- Professional development, resumes, and interview skills

- Financial and college survival workshops

- Financial Literacy

- SSS grant aid

- Cultural enrichment

How can you take advantage of these services?

Just stop in our office and fill out an application. If you qualify, we will discuss your academic needs and concerns and how we can assist you.  We also offer services at our 3 outreach sites: LCOOCC North, Lac du Flambeau, and St. Croix.

Student Support Services Staff

Main Campus

Phone - 715 634-4790          Fax - 715 634-5049

Melissa Crow, Director (ext. 119) 

Mary Revoy, Assistant Director/Success Coach (ext. 131) 

Edie Diller, Success Coach (ext. 110) 


Outreach Success Coaches

Cody Bigboy-Powless (North) 715 812-1040 

Janine McNulty (St. Croix) 800 236-2195 

Christine Doud (Lac du Flambeau) 715 588-3457 

Eligible Participants must be:

Low income and/or first generation college student (meaning parents did not recieve a Bachelor Degree or if a student received support from only one parent, then that parent did not recieve a Bachelor Degree)

Seeking first associates degree

Need for academic support

Enrolled in 3 or more credits per semester

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident


This U.S. Department of Education sponsored program is designed to assist qualified students in attaining academic success throughout their LCOOCC experience.