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Last week of classes for Fall Semester!  Be sure to check in with your TRiO advisor as you wrap things up to make sure you end the semester successfully and are ready in advance for Spring Term.

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*TRiO SSS is funded each year at $437,886, 93% of which is federal funds. More information on the federal TRiO programs is available on the US Department of Education website.

TRiO helps students succeed!  Our students are rockstars who continually challenge themselves, inspire our staff and set and example for their peers.  Each month we feature a TRiO SSS student who has excelled in their studies and is progressing toward graduation!




My name is Lily Hartman and I am originally from a small town in western Washington called Kingston. I am currently a 5th year student and I work as a general chemistry lab TA for professor Gerald Olbu. I am a pre-med student with a human biology major and I am working toward getting a minor in chemistry. After I graduate in May my fiancé and I would like to join the Peace Corp for 2 years and then I am planning to apply to medical school. I was introduced to Heather in the TRiO program my freshman year through my Disability Service coordinator Amy Capolupo, and I am so grateful for all the guidance I have received from all the people in TRiO. I am a student with disabilities because I have short term memory loss, rapid retrieval, and nerve damage due to  two different types of cancer; one of which I was diagnosed with during my senior year. Because all of this sometimes I need a little extra help, or I need to switch my class schedule around, or I am struggling with how to graduate so I meet with Heather and she always says no problem and we will come up with a new plan. TRiO has really been my support network while at UM and I would not be graduating without them. They have not only been my advisors for the past 5 years they have believed in my dream to become a doctor no matter how many obstacles stand in my way. I am so glad I became a Griz from many reasons and one big reason is definitely because of TRiO and its awesome staff.