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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO is located in Suite 2300 of the Academic Building on Madonna University's Livonia campus. It is a student-focused office where resources and support are readily accessible for those that qualify.

Aligning with the Felician and Franciscan values of Madonna University, the mission of TRIO is to cultivate a supportive learning environment by providing intentional support that empowers students to become confident and successful learners.

 

TRIO Staff

Jennifer Markin

Jennifer Markin

Director, CPI/TRiO

Jennifer Markin

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Olga Martinez head shot

Olga Martinez

Academic Guidance Specialist

Olga Martinez

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Scott McCarthy

Data Specialist

Scott McCarthy

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Sister Joan Roosa head shot

Sister Joan Roosa

TRiO Support Coordinator

Sister Joan Roosa

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Sylvia Dixon head shot

Sylvia Dixon

Administrative Support II

Sylvia Dixon

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Christine Zablocki head shot

Christine Zablocki

Coordinator for Academic Enrichment

Christine Zablocki

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TRIO Program

For 40 years, the Center for Personalized Instruction has also been home to the Student Support Services TRIO program, a federally grant-funded program designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of 200 students each year. Eligible participants must be enrolled at Madonna University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Meets federal income guidelines
  • Be a first-generation college students
  • Have a documented disability

TRIO provides a wide range of services to support students both personally and academically:

  • Resource book check-outs
  • Laptop check-outs
  • Dedicated TRIO-only tutors
  • Free online 24/7 tutoring
  • Academic Guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Academic Coaching 
  • Success Strategy Workshops
  • Cultural enrichment events
  • Financial literacy programs and events
  • Supplemental grant aid & room scholarships
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon – TRIO Honor Society
  • Opportunity for paid leadership positions: mentor, academic coach, or tutor

Interested in becoming part of TRIO?

Fill out the TRIO application, or obtain an application by visiting the TRIO office in room 2300. Applications should be submitted to TRIO as soon as possible, as the number of spaces available is limited. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full.