The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Notre Dame College is committed to increasing retention and graduation rates of TRIO Scholars. TRIO empowers our scholars to achieve their academic and personal goals by providing holistic and individualized support services.
TRIO’s Purpose Is To ...
- Provide opportunities for academic development
- Assist students with basic college requirements and navigation
- Motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education
How We Help …
Student Support Services for TRIO Scholars aim to address the whole student, providing support for both personal and academic ambitions.
Services Available To TRIO Scholars Include ...
- Academic Tutoring & Peer Mentoring
- Exclusive Computer Lab Access and Printing
- Scholar’s Lounge
- Academic Advising
- Educational & Financial Literacy Workshops
- FAFSA Advising
- Career & Professional Development
- Cultural & Social Enrichment Activities
- Leadership Opportunities (Emerging Leaders)
- Summer Programming
- National Network/Alumni Association
Who Is Eligible?
First-Generation College Student
Income-Eligible College Student
College Student With A Documented Disability
Application ... How To Apply
The TRIO Application Process Is Simple.
- Complete and submit a brief application and eligibility form, including supporting documents.
- Wait as your application is reviewed for completion and eligibility.
- If eligible, participate in an intake process to determine fit and inclusion.
- Enroll as a TRIO Scholar!
Featured Faculty & Staff
MNO, Program Director
It is my pleasure to serve as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at NDC! I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University. John Carroll University awarded me a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration in 2013. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at Morgan State University studying Higher Education Leadership, with a focus on Community College Leadership. I am also an entrepreneur and local philanthropist. I am a native of Cleveland Heights. I have a wonderful husband Rudolph Jones, III, and I am the proud mother of Phoenix Jones.
Marcel Dorsey, B.A.
My passion for helping and pushing people to reach their potential has been the focus of my life. As a Librarian Assistant for the Cleveland Public Library, I helped people achieve diplomas, degrees, GEDs and set up businesses. I have worked as a Cleveland Metropolitan School District teacher, tutor, mentor and foster parent. Wherever there is an opportunity to help that’s my calling. I am a graduate of Cleveland schools, Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University, which gives me a solid background on what a student needs to navigate the system and reach their goal. A writer and filmmaker, I also recently had two films in the 2020 Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival.
I am excited to serve as the TRIO Support Services Advisor – Focused on Instruction. I am a first-generation college graduate. I understand how successful students become successful adults and am dedicated to helping support students throughout their academic endeavors. I graduated from Notre Dame College with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, and a minor in Management in 2017. Since then, I have worked as a higher education professional and have experience in enrollment management, student support services and the registrar’s department. I graduated with her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration with academic distinction in 2020 from Tiffin University and am working toward a second Master Degree in Business Administration at Notre Dame.
I was born and raised in Boston, Mass. In 2008, I moved to Ohio after completing high school. I attended and graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Business Human Resources. I continued my academic career at Notre Dame College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2020. I am passionate about helping students achieve their greatest potential by earning degrees and creating opportunities for upward economic mobility. I have positively impacted students over my 10 years of service in higher education through mentorship and care. I serve as the Financial Aid & Career Advisor for TRIO Student Support Services to continue my work assisting first-generation students and students with disabilities in their pursuit of earning degrees. I also have an active personal life that includes working as a Notary Signing Agent for my own company. I receive tremendous pleasure from helping students and clients. In addition to my business ventures, I enjoy attending sporting events with my husband and two children.
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