TRIO - Services

TRIO provides a number of services to help its students succeed, both at Pierce and in life. The following is a list of what is offered:

  • Scholarship assistance. TRIO can help students find scholarships and assist with the applications. Also, students who are already receiving Pell Grants may qualify for additional assistance from TRIO Grants.
  • Transfer assistance. TRIO advisors can assist with applying to four-year colleges. In addition, TRIO students take campus visits of all the local four-year colleges, including Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Washington, and The Evergreen State College.
  • Study assistance. TRIO offers a free, five-credit class (College 111) to help students learn test- and note-taking skills, as well as time and money management. Students also receive guidance in choosing a major and support from fellow TRIO students.
  • Personal assistance. TRIO advisors provide students one-on-one advising and personalized education plans. Also, TRIO provides peer mentoring, early alerts, and additional support to struggling students, organizes cultural and family activities, and hosts a celebration at the end of each year.

Contact TRIO

Fort Steilacoom
Welcome Center
Cascade 301
Front Desk: 253-912-3644
TRIO FAX: 253-964-6479
trio@pierce.ctc.edu

Dawn Reed
Director
253-912-3627

Christina Satterla-Brewer
Program Assistant
253-912-3644

Terry Green
Faculty Counselor/Advisor
253-912-3618

Diane Drapac
TRIO Assistant / PT Advisor
253-912-3628