Wallace Student Support program receives $718k federal grant

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Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 9:59 AM CDT
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Dothan, Ala. (PR) – Wallace Community College – Dothan has been selected to receive Federal funding under the TRiO Student Support Services program (SSS) (84.042A). The grant is in the amount of $718,829 for the first budget period (09/01/2020 through 08/31/2021).

The funds will be used to provide SSS participants with academic services and support to help them complete their two-year degree at Wallace and transfer to a four-year college or university. The TRiO grant is renewable for up to five years and will serve 365 students annually.

“TRiO SSS is a ‘lifeline’ for so many of our students. We hear success stories from students and graduates where our TRiO staff provided the right support at the right time that pulled them out of a crisis situation,” said Dr. Mickey Baker, Dean, Student Affairs and the Sparks Campus. “The continuation of federal funds for TRiO SSS at Wallace Community College will greatly benefit our students and the community that we serve.”

Student Support Services program works to increase retention and success in college, including academic tutoring, advice on course selection, information on student financial aid programs and scholarships, and assistance in completing financial aid applications. 

Dr. Demetriss Locke, Director of TRiO SSS at Wallace, said the TRiO staff gives students what they need to be successful. “The staff is committed to providing intensive, supportive, and proactive services that prepare our students for a rigorous educational pursuit.”

Wallace Community College has been home to TRiO Student Support Services since 1984.