J. F. Ingram State Technical College has received a $419,000 federal grant to facilitate student success. The grant was awarded through the United State Department of Education Student Support Services TRIO program.
ISTC Dean of Students Rosie Edwards said grants are awarded to colleges and universities to motivate students toward successful completion of their postsecondary education. “The Student Support Services TRIO program focuses on low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities,” said Edwards. “Our goal is to create a climate of success for those students, and to address any barriers that might prevent them from completing their program of study.”
Malcolm Montgomery, Director Student Support Services at ISTC, said assistance available to students through the TRIO program includes academic and career counseling, advising to ensure student success, and guidance in completing financial aid documents. The program also offers a variety of workshops, including a series on financial literacy.
ISTC has provided Student Support Services grant-funded assistance to students since 1980.
PHOTO: Individuals who facilitate delivery of TRiO program activities at ISTC include (from LEFT) Director of Student Support Services Malcolm Montgomery, academic coach Dr. Shandra Williams and Rosie Edwards, Dean of Students. Not pictured are tutorial coordinators Dr. William Hodge and Emily Williams, and student advisor Lucian Ward.