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High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.


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TRiO Student Support Services Programnext

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If you are serious about earning a college degree, Medaille College’s TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program can help! SSS is a federally-funded program whose mission is to help eligible participants graduate with the grades and skills necessary for success at Medaille and beyond. Students admitted to the TRiO program receive free services above and beyond those available to the general college population. Medaille’s SSS Program has served more than 200 low-income, first-generation students per year since 1980. We take an integrated approach, developing each participant’s leadership potential over their time at Medaille. 

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Your TRiO Support Services Counselors

TRiO participants with a last name
starting with A through F:
 
Matthew Ullery
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(716) 880-2392
 
TRiO participants with a last name
starting with G through O:
 
Laura Albert
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(716) 880-2393
 
TRiO participants with a last name
starting with P through Z:
 
Velma Cotton
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(716) 880-2212
 

 


 

How Does TRiO Work?

Mentoring

Affording College

Academic Resources

Planning for Life After College

Mentoring

Mentoring is essential to academic and career success, and so it is the cornerstone of Medaille’s TRiO Program. Here are some examples of the different kinds of mentoring TRiO students receive:
  • Academic Counseling and Personal Advisement
    TRiO's committed staff provides ongoing guidance to ensure that participants stay on track with academic goals. They provide participants with personal cheerleading and academic coaching, as well as assistance in navigating campus resources
     
  • Individual Graduation Plans
    Participant progress is tracked on IGPs that are customized to address the specific needs of each student, year by year
     
  • Alumni Mentoring
    The Alumni Mentoring Program enables participants to network with Medaille alumni who have obtained positions in their desired fields. Prospective graduates make career inroads and learn from former Medaille students willing to share their expertise
    View the Mentee application
     
  • Peer Mentoring
    The TRiO SSS Peer Mentoring Program matches first-year TRiO students with peer mentors who act as resources, sounding boards, and allies. Peer mentors are TRiO participants who have successfully completed at least one year at Medaille, making them uniquely suited to provide student-centered support to first-year TRiO students. The Peer Mentors also lead community service efforts, providing all participants with an opportunity to lead by example as they work together to address important issues in their community

Affording College

  • Supplemental Grant Aid
    TRiO offers supplemental grant aid (i.e., scholarships) to first and second year TRiO participants to help offset student loan burden. Students must apply for the grant and meet eligibility criteria
     
  • Financial Guidance
    TRiO staff act as liaisons to the Office of Financial Aid and assist participants with financial planning through workshops on establishing credit, managing debt, avoiding identity theft, creating a budget, choosing the right bank account, and understanding credit reports and credit scores. A special emphasis is placed on assisting students to manage student loan burden

Academic Resources

  • Extended tutoring time
    TRiO students are eligible to receive extended tutoring time with a wide variety of peer and professional tutors in the College’s Academic Support Center
     
  • Computer Lab 
    TRiO participants have their own computer lab housed within the Student Success Center. Printing in this lab is free!
     
  • Textbook library
    TRiO has an extensive library of commonly assigned textbooks for participant use within the TRiO lab

Planning for Life After College

  • Graduate School and Professional Licensing Subsidies
    Students may apply for TRiO’s EAL subsidy to offset fees associated with applying to graduate schools and/or professional licensing exams
     
  • Career and Graduate School Exploration
    Participants have access to a comprehensive library of information on graduate programs in New York State in addition to TRiO-sponsored visits to area graduate schools, preparation for graduate school entrance exams (GRE, LSAT, etc.), and assistance with composing personal statements. TRiO partners with the Career Planning Center to assist students with selecting major and career paths, developing postgraduate plans, and designing effective résumés and cover letters

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TRiO STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Thank You, TRiO!

Petrina Sciandra
Class of 2017  •  Business Administration Major
As the end of the semester is approaching, there is so much to reflect on. This semester has been a tough semester to say the least, but it is the way you handle situations you are faced with that determine how strong you really are. TRiO has really helped me with my struggles and all the TRiO staff has always been willing to help and always find ways to find a positive out of every situation I have been faced with this semester.
Being a part of TRiO has changed my life for the better and I can use what I have learned being a TRiO mentor to freshmen TRiO students and being able to have my own mentor through the Alumni Mentoring Program TRiO has offered me. Helping people is what I love to do and when I know I have made a difference in someone’s life, it makes me feel that much better about myself. 
Coming to Medaille as a whole was a great decision for me because this is where for four years of my life I have found myself and who I want to be. I have gained a college experience that I will never ever forget. I have found ways to get involved with school activates that I never thought I would be part in. Some days are harder than others but I know that I have a wonderful and supporting family behind everything I do and if it were not for my loving and encouraging mother that pushed me to go to college, I would not be where I am today. She has taught me the importance of college and the wonderful opportunities that come out of it. I cannot say enough how truly lucky I am to have all these great support systems for me not only at home but here at Medaille. 
I know because of TRiO and the great people that have always believed in me and pushed me through that once I graduate in May, I will be on my way to being something great. 
My major goal is to be a successful person and to make something out of myself. Medaille TRiO program has taught me this is possible but this is only possible if I believe in myself and my future goals. Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to something. I am very happy with the person I have become today and I cannot wait to see what my future holds. 
I will leave you with this, whenever you are feeling down or you just cannot seem to pick yourself up, just remember it is only a bad day; not a bad life. Focus on all the amazing things and people you have in your life and that will take you far. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you. Because of TRiO, I am ready to take on the real working world once I graduate with a mindset to succeed and make a difference.
 

Welcome TRiO Students!

Hello rookies and veterans! My name is Manar Al Sbaikhawi and I am a biology major senior at Medaille College with a pre-med minor.
My ultimate goal is to become a doctor. Throughout my years at Medaille College, I have been involved in many things to get into medical school and achieve my goal. Getting involved and being active in clubs will help you in many ways.  I have been a member of the Life Sciences Club since my freshmen year and have become an Administrative Officer as a senior. I am also a peer tutor at the Academic Support Center, a TRiO Peer Mentor, and a mentor for the Freshman Year Experience “Power of You.”  
The biggest advice I can give is to never quit! College has been very challenging and the coursework has been heavy but I have always found ways to help me overcome the obstacles. College can be stressful and you might find yourself overwhelmed but don’t be ashamed to ask for help when you need it. Attending classes regularly is very beneficial because 1) you are getting the education you’re paying for and 2) if the professors see you trying hard, they will help you succeed in the course. Using all resources is a very wise thing to do because they are the tools, when utilized, that will help you towards achieving your goals. Don’t ever discourage yourself and always stay positive because if your view is negative, it will blind you from the positive. College can be a great time if you put your all into it.