Student Recognition

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

September 2020 Student of the Month

Savannah Houle


My name is Savannah Houle. I am a Junior Psychology major here at the University of Montana. In my junior and senior years of high school, I was dual-enrolled in the Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy. It was through this academy that I learned that I want to be a Clinical Psychologist. My first encounter with a TRIO program was TRIO Upward Bound, where they supported me trying to get into the university. Once I applied to TRIO SSS, I found that the support I needed in Upward Bound was still available in Student Support Services. I owe a lot to the TRIO programs, and I am thankful that I am here today at the University of Montana with their support.