"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 Post Baccalaureate 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.

Student Support Services is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Our Mission

The mission of Student Support Services at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe 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 LCOOC 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. 


  • 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 success workshops

  • Financial Literacy

  • SSS grant aid

  • Cultural enrichment


  • In order to qualify for this program, you must be a current student pursuing an associate degree and you must be one of the following: low income, first generation college student, or disabled.​

  • Seeking first associate degree

  • Need for academic support

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Taking advantage

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 4 outreach sites: LCOOC Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac du Flambeau, and St. Croix.

Main Campus Team


Melissa Crow



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Assistant Director/Success Coach

Mary Revoy Lopez



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Success Coach

Edith Diller



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Outreach Success Coaches

Cody Bigboy-Powless

Bad River



Mary Revoy Lopez

St. Croix


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Deanna Rivers

Lac du Flambeau


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Magdalen Dale

Red Cliff 



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