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TRIO Student Support Services

About us

Achieve Your Dream

TRIO is our nation’s commitment to the dream of education for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. A federally funded college-opportunity program, TRIO motivates and supports students in their pursuit of a college degree. Our programs provide mentoring, motivation, encouragement, counseling, financial guidance, tutoring, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.

Earning a college degree is difficult. Becoming a TRIO student can make a difference in getting to graduation.

TRIO is federally funded by the US Department of Education and serves 140 Purdue Fort Wayne students annually. There is no fee to be a part of TRIO.

Shubitha Kever
Shubitha Kever
Associate Chief Diversity Officer and Director of TRIO Programs
She/her
Kettler Hall, Room G23A
260-481-6881
Demetria Pettie
Demetria Pettie
Assistant Director
She/her
Kettler Hall, Room G25B
260-481-0221
Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith
Academic Coordinator
She/her
Kettler Hall, Room G25C
260-481-0223
Bryant Williams
Bryant Williams
Academic Coordinator
He/him
Kettler Hall, Room G25D
260-481-0373
Cindy Firestine
Cindy Firestine
Administrative Assistant
She/her
Kettler Hall, Room G23
260-481-0220
Ketah Ledford
Ketah Ledford
Graphic Designer
She/her
Walb Union, Room 118C
260-481-6847