TRiO Director's Page

Lolita L. MackLolita L. Mack, ABD

August 24, 2016

Welcome back to another exciting semester, filled with great events, programs, and activities for the TRIO/Student Support Services students at Southeastern Illinois College. I expect a great fall 2017 semester for our new and returning SSS students. We will continue to provide a variety of new and creative events/activities and we hope that you all will actively participate. As some of you all have already heard, we have two new TRIO Staff members. Our staff is prepared to bring many activities, workshops and excitement to the TRIO program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Last year, TRIO relocated to the Student Success Center in A-145 and we have heard many compliments from you all on being in this new location. Please stop by and utilize the computer lab and/or sign up for tutoring. We have more space, more computers, and more technology for you all to utilize while in the Student Success Center. There will be more Cultural Awareness activities and the trips for this year will be exciting. We have added Harris-Stowe State University to our fall campus visit list and we will take our big trip to Memphis, Tennessee in October.

It is important to update any contact information with us as soon as possible and check your email account often for program updates. If you have not joined our REMIND text program, please do so immediately. The Supplemental Grant Aid Scholarship program will continue this semester so be sure to come to one of the scheduled times and let the SSS staff know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to assisting you this semester.

Please note that you are obligated to participate in events and activities if you have plans to receive the Supplemental Grant Aid Scholarship. There are many deadlines and criteria that students must follow so be sure to view that information. Join an SIC Club/Activity so that you can build your networking skills, travel with us to our campus visits/cultural trip, attend the workshops, and/or complete the online modules for this fall 2017 semester.

If you have any questions, feel free to stop by my office in the A-143, call 618-252-5400 ext. 2432 or email me at


Lolita L. Mack

TRIO/SSS Program Director