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College Center, Room 220
Julie C. Smith - TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Classic
Liz Schoenleber - TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM
Mary Ann Lucero - Center for Opportunity & Resilience in Education (CORE) & Emerging Scholars Program
The Impact Programs at Aims includes a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Classic program, a TRiO SSS STEM program, as well as, the Center of Opportunity & Resilience in Education (CORE) and Emerging Scholars programs. The mission of the Impact Programs is to develop and equip historically underrepresented or under prepared student populations with skills, experiences, and academic practices that assist them in achieving their educational goals and becoming strong contributing members of a 21st Century society.
The TRiO SSS programs are federally funded through the Department of Education to provide 280 new and continuing Aims Community College students comprehensive academic support each academic year. CORE and Emerging Scholars are institutionally funded.
Students benefit from the following free services:
- Intensive academic advising
- Academic coaching and tutoring
- Major and career exploration
- 4-Year college transfer preparation and planning
- Campus and community leadership opportunities
- Cultural and civic engagement opportunities
- Financial wellness education
Please see detailed information below, including eligibility requirements, for each program.
TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Classic
The TRiO Student Support Service Classic Program focuses on actively coaching eligible students at Aims to be successful college students. TRiO Classic provides supportive academic services; cultural enrichment experiences designed to develop students academically, personally, and professionally; and transfer and career readiness activities. The Classic Program actively creates an environment which fosters academically tenacious students who value inclusion, respect, integrity, community, personal independence, professional responsibility, and service.
TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM
The TRiO SSS STEM program is dedicated to serving students who are pursuing an academic and/or career path in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or health sciences. The STEM program fosters a proactive and supportive approach to ensure participants are exposed to, and equipped with knowledge, skills and opportunities in the STEM fields and connects students to academic, financial and cultural support resources.
Student Support Services (SSS) Eligibility
TRiO SSS Classic and STEM program eligibility for participation is determined by the Department of Education. To be eligible, students must be:
- Accepted to or enrolled at Aims Community College;
- Demonstrate a need for academic support;
- Identify in one or more of the following groups:
- Financially limited according to federal guidelines
- A first-generation college student (neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree)
- Have a documented disability
- A U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
*Students who successfully complete one semester in the TRiO Student Support Services Programs may be eligible to receive federal grant aid funds to assist with the cost of attending Aims Community College.
For more information, or to apply to one of the TRiO SSS programs, stop by College Center 220, contact us via phone at 970.339.6372, or visit our web page at http://www.aims.edu/student/impactprograms/.
Center of Opportunity & Resilience in Education (CORE)
CORE is designed to enhance the holistic development of students while also being committed to establishing a community which provides opportunity for increased access to services; intensive learning support; and an intercultural learning community which facilitates successful completion of students’ postsecondary education.
Students who are eligible for CORE must meet the following requirements:
- New or returning student
- Identify as one of the following:
- First generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
- Pell Grant eligible
- Historically underrepresented ethnic or racial minority group
- Undocumented student
- Completed CAMP and/or Emerging Scholars Programs
Students who are a US citizen or permanent resident and successfully complete one semester in the CORE Program may be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship to assist with the cost of attending Aims Community College.
The Emerging Scholars is a first year program dedicated to providing academic support the holistic development of first-year students who have tested in below-100 courses for Math and English.
- *First time, degree seeking student enrolled at Aims
- Agree to actively participate in Emerging Scholars through Spring or Summer 2017
- Tested into one of the following CCR courses: 092 or 094; and
- Tested into one of the following MAT courses: 050 or 055
*Including students who complete a fresh-start petition or students who were concurrently enrolled.
Students who are a US citizen or permanent resident and successfully complete the Emerging Scholars Program may be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship to assist with the cost of attending Aims Community College.
For more information, or to apply to CORE, stop by College Center 220, contact us via phone at 970.339.6372, or visit our web page at http://www.aims.edu/student/impactprograms/core.php.