TRIO Student Support Squad

Student Support Squad Goals

  • Squad Leaders introduce Squad members to campus life
  • Squad Leaders encourage Squad members to participate in campus activities by partnering with them to attend clubs, organization meetings, and/or just hanging out
  • Squad Leaders act as guides for Squad Members discussing majors, courses, professors, and all aspects of University life

Squad Leader Qualifications

Squad Leaders are students who maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Each Squad Leader must apply and interview with the TRIO SSS team before being selected for this position. Each year, Squad Leaders are trained by the TRIO SSS team and engage in activities designed to build their leadership skills and help them connect with campus partners, the TRIO SSS team, each other, and to their Squad Members.

Squad Leader Benefits

  • Access to training from many campus partners and outside organizations
  • Develop and improve leadership skills
  • Establish a close working relationship with Squad Members and the TRIO SSS Team
  • Engage in planning, developing, and implementing fun and interesting activities for TRIO SSS participants

Meet Our Squad Leaders

Edwin Miranda

Edwin Miranda 

I am currently a junior in the Human Services program. I enjoy playing video games, driving and listening to music. I like working on cars and watching TV shows and movies.
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Liz Scott

I'm a senior in the Criminal Justice Police Program. I'm in the EMS and Outdoor Adventure clubs, though my hobbies are more quiet, like reading and drawing.  
Stephanie Amponmaah Boamah Trio SSS Support Squad Leader

Stephanie Amponmaah Boamah

I’m currently a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in Neuroscience, Behavior and Cognition. I’m also a first generation college student.
Justin Bishop TRIO SSS Student Support Leader

Justin Bishop

I am a senior Criminal Justice major. I like watching football, working out, and playing video games.
Cheyenne Coon TRIO SSS Student Support Leader

Cheyenne Coon

I'm a sophomore elementary education major. Providing support to other peers is an important part of my college journey. Away from my studies I am an animal lover and ride horses.
Ashaunti Gordon TRIO SSS Student Support Leader

Ashaunti Gordon

I am beginning my third year with a major in Human Services. I am the President of Black Student Union and also I'm a member of the Dance Club. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time are work, be with friends, and cook.

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TRIO Student Support Services

The TRIO Student Support Services staff works with students who are from families where neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree, who are from low-income backgrounds, and/or are students with disabilities.
Hammond Hall 315