TRiO Director's Page
Congratulations to the Class of 2012 Graduates of Southeastern Illinois College. My name is Lolita L. Mack and I am the new Director of Student Support Services at SIC. I have been a TRiO Advocate since I was a high school student in the Upward Bound Program. I have been a student and/or employee of Upward Bound and Student Support Services for approximately 16 years. I was also employed at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as an Academic Advisor for the College of Engineering. I expect a great 2012-2013 academic year for our new and returning SSS students. We will have a variety of new and creative events/activities and we hope that you all will actively participate.
Please take your time and read the TRiO newsletters, SIC TRiO webpage, and our TRiO Facebook page to receive updated information on SSS events and activities. Also make sure to read the requirements for the Supplemental Grant Aid and let the SSS staff know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to assisting you with grant assistance, but you all must actively participate in the program’s events and activities. I will be available to answer any questions that you have regarding the SSS program and your academic success.
We have arranged the events and activities for various time blocks and online so that you all will not have to miss a class. Remember WE WILL NOT give excused absences for students to attend the workshops and activities. Prior approval should be discussed with instructors for the trips and conferences offered to the SSS participants. There are many opportunities for attending the workshops and trips without missing class.
Again, my staff and I are looking forward to meeting and working with each of you all over the upcoming academic year. Feel free to stop by my office in the E-Building Room 120.
Lolita L. Mack
TRiO/SSS Program Director