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With TRIO SSS’s support, I’m able to complete my associate degree at LSC, and I’ve found my new passion to pursue a major in biology. One of many benefits of TRIO SSS is that they take students on field trips to see and get a feel of other campuses, and they can connect you with advisors/admissions at those colleges! Ijshanita Dunigan, Associate of Arts, Planning to major in Biology.

TRIO SSS has been a great resource while trying to decide if a 4-year path is right for me. Being able to register early is great! My TRIO advisor is amazing. Her positivity really helped put me in a much better place to succeed. - Jennifer Gustum, Accounting.

I was a first-generation college student and didn’t have any guidance going into college. My advisor helped me with things like applying for financial aid, applying to my program, and figuring out the pre-requisites needed for the PTA program and the classes I needed to complete my AA degree. - Leslie McCabe, Associate of Arts, Physical Therapy Assistant.

I think anyone who is a first-generation college student should think about applying to TRIO Student Support Services. TRIO SSS can help connect the dots for students—like me—who are trying to figure it all out for the first time. - Michael Furo, Associate of Arts.

My TRIO SSS advisor is like my own personal academic cheerleader! Being a first-generation student, I didn’t know how to navigate many areas of college life, nor did I set my goals very high. It was my TRIO SSS advisor who encouraged me to reach further. Once I did, I succeeded far above my expectations. - Rebecca Adderley, Nursing.

The TRIO office is providing services remotely and is available through virtual meeting for your comfort and convenience. 

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TRIO Student Support Services is a program at Lake Superior College that is funded at $348,002 by the Department of Education to serve 216 students. TRIO SSS provides a personalized learning environment that inspires engaged learning, independent responsibility, and community connection. Our mission is to ensure that students have a realistic opportunity to persist in college and graduate with an associate’s degree or certificate within four years and/or transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

TRIO SSS provides personalized academic support in one place.

  • Assist with finding the right career for you.
  • Assist with course selection and transferring courses to a 4-yr college/university.
  • Assist with applying for financial aid, understanding your award, budgeting, scholarship searches and applications, to reduce loan debt.
  • Assist with applying to a 4-year college/university

You have your own assigned TRIO SSS advisor who will support your academic success!

Meet LSC’s TRIO Advising Team

Jessica Bortolu

Jessica Bortolus,

(218) 733-7704
Email Jessica

Alicia Musselman

Alicia Musselman,

(218) 733-7759
Email Alicia