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 the Student Support Squad Leaders

Student Ruthny Bonnet

Ruthny Bonnet

My name is Ruthny. I am a Criminal Justice major with a minor in psychology. I plan to move to D.C or anywhere near there to continue my education in the government and law enforcement. I'm an event coordinator in the Black Student Union, a first responder, and EMS and a choir member. I love hanging out with my friends and family and I love meeting new people!
Student Neve Palmieri

Neve Palmieri

I'm Neve, a senior Professional Communications major with a minor in Business Administration. After graduation, I plan to move out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry as a VIP Coordinator of Meet & Greets for artists. I'm a Peer Mentor, an Orientation Leader, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and Dance Club where I am the treasurer.
Student Nicole Epstein

Nicole Epstein

I am Nicole, a Junior Severe Special Education and Elementary Education Major! I am from the woods of New Hampshire and live near the lake. This is the first summer I have not had a boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, however I have taken up jet skiing!! I love being outdoors and finding hidden watering holes. At Fitchburg State I love spending time with my friends and working a lot.
Ismael Berroa

Ismael Berroa

My name is Ismael Berroa Jr, but you can call me Ish. I am a commuter who takes the bus from place to place. I am a senior and my major is Computer Information Systems. The clubs that I attend is CACF (Campus Ambassadors Christian Fellowship), Role Playing Guild, and Smash Club. I like to bake, play video games, and to mess around with computers.

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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