ASPIRE-alumni

First NameLast NameemailAddressCityStateZipCurrent Employment:Job TitleHow did TRIO Programs assist you in achieving your goals:Degree earned :Post DegreeDate of Degree:Program Affiliation:Institution/Agency:
LauraClevelandlaura.e.cleveland@gmail.com5094 Durham Rd. WestColumnbiaMD21044Petting Farm Manager at Clark\'s Elioak FarmI don\'t think I would have been able to obtain my B.S. if I hadn\'t had the support of the TRIO program. They provided me with the organizational tools and emotional support to make it successfully through my classes in spite of my learning disability.Bachelor of Science in Biology (Wildlife Ecology)30-Aug-16SSSThe University of Montana Western
DeltaGuzmandelta.guzman@Yahoo.com1343 Merrianm Ave.BronxNY10452Teacher AssistantWith in-services training.Child Development Associate1-Jul-16EOCFort George Community Serveces Inc.
AdamMaesadam.maes93@gmail.com1403 Olson Gulch RdAnacondaMT59711Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorpsTRIO programs including Talent Search, Upward Bound, and SSS helped me apply to college, get financial aid, and be successful, not only in school, but many facets of life.BS Chemistry; BS Food and Nutrition15-Dec-17UBMontana Tech
MicahelAguilarmicaguilar@icloud.com3406 Indian School Rd NE Apt AAlbuquerqueNM87106-1153 The LIBRE InitiativeField Director IITRiO helped me attain my dream of going to college and graduating with a college degree.Bachelors1-May-16UB Pueblo Community College
KimberlyKostkimberly.kost@msubillings.edu1500 University Dr LI 141BillingsMT59101TRIO Student Support ServicesAcademic CoordinatorTRIO provided me with a community that I was comfortable being a participant in.BA-English, BS-Mathematics1-May-15SSSMontana State University Billings
ChristianaHokansonchristinalozoya1@gmail.com2119 Eider DriveKalispellMT59901SSSHelped with tutoring, Grant Aid and support.24-Feb-001-Jan-7018-May-18SSSFlathead Valley Community College
JamesBoerjb28ga@gmail.com1705 5th Ave. E. Apt GKalispellMT59901MachinistBy providing tutoring and other support to achieve my degree.A.S. in General Studies, A.A.S. in Industrial Machine Technology18-May-18SSSFlathead Valley Community College
OscarGraydigory1313@gmail.com609 S 6th St EMissoulaMT59801By providing me with moral support, guidance, opportunity and tutoring TRiO ensured I graduated and was able to get into graduate schoolB.A. in Psychology12-May-18SSSUniversity of Montana Missoula
BraydenFinebraydenfine@yahoo.com1215 N Washington Apt BHelenaMT59601Montana Hospital AssociationHealthcare Improvement SpecialistThe TRIO program helped encourage my success by constantly providing support to not only my education but my personal life as well. They had many life/work skill classes that were helpful in aiding students who would have not gotten that support through any other avenues.B.S. Business Administration7-May-16SSSThe University of Montana Western
NicoleJacquespuppymax@gmail.comPo Box 1666East HelenaMT59635LowesReiciever\\StockerThe advisors were only interested in our needs, which is incredibly helpful when you enter this huge educational corperate matrix.BA of Visual Art6-May-16sSSThe University of Montana Western
DanielleSotodanielle.soto10@gmail.comImpact Justice 1389 Jefferson St Unit D509OaklandCA94612Full-time employed as researcher in non-profitSenior Policy Analyst & ResearcherThe McNair Scholar\'s Program at the University of Montana, Missoula gave me the confidence, coaching, and skills I needed to apply for graduate school. I would have never made it this far without this incredible program!PhD in Sociology, Criminology emphasis2010McNair
HeatherRubygelibeen@gmail.com1975 1000 FERN ST SW A201OlympiaWA98502ESD 113 - True North ProgramStudent Assistant Professional - Chemical Dependency Professional TraineeThey supported me through some really rough times in my life ensuring that I did not feel alone. They boosted me up in my studies making sure that I had positive self talk in my mind at all times. They made sure I was not just a number and became my family while I was completing my undergrad program. This is a necessary program that all students with struggles should have access to.Bachelors in Social Science with a minor in Psychology11-Aug-11EOCUniversity of Montana Western
MikalaSchumachercelticsgirl15@outlook.com1937 PrincetonButteMT59701Youth DynamicsCase Manager By providing me with continual support and assistance with courses and everything else that i neededBachelors and Associates1-May-15SSSUniversity of Montana western
AmyGembalaagembala@bigfork.k12.mt.usBigfork Schools 30290 south ferndale drBigforkMT59911Special education para professionalTrio kept me focused and on the right timeline.BS Elementary Edication13-May-13SSSThe University of Montana Western
NathanBollnathanjboll@gmail.com505 18th St S #914AlingtonVA22202National Academy of SciencesAssociate Program OfficerFinancial aid, early registration, degree planningBS Mathematics MS, MASSSThe University of Montana Western
AaronGlavanglavan.aaron@gmail.com1408 Creekside CtNewbergOR97132Platt Electric SupplyCredit SpecialistThey helped me choose classes and get the best class schedule for my needs. I was also able to register for the classes I needed first, so I didn\'t have to worry about getting into those classes.Bachelor of Science- Business Administration6-May-17SSSThe University of Montana Western
ConorDwyercdwyer07.cd@gmail.com2418 39th Avenue Apt 207MissoulaMT59803Frenchtown School DistrictTeacherThey helped me stay organized, as well as provided guidance throughout the process of selecting courses.Baccalaureate of Arts in Elementary Education1-May-15SSSUniversity of Montana Western
WilliamFieldswill.fields7@gmail.com4420 Settlement WayColorado SpringsCO80925US ArmySergeant in US ArmyAble to make it so I could go to school and continue to play football, making me a better leader for young soldiers in the ArmyBachelors20-Dec-14SSSUniversity of Montana Western
SemiraKassahunskassahun@hotmail.com15467 East Oberlin PlaceAURORACO80013While I was with TRIO I earned Bachelors in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology, Post Trio I went to grad school and received my MPH (2016)Master of Public Health (2016)15-Dec-11SSSCU Boulder (2007-2011)
TiffanyChristianTCHRISTIAN3163@GMAIL.COM2512 SOTH BAHAMA CIRCLE Unit FAURORACO80013Admissions Counselor Admissions CounselorIn every way possible. I struggled with poverty, time management, emotional and mental health while attending school. Along with single-parenthood. If it wasn't for TRiO I wouldn't have came out feeling as empowered as I did. TRiO provided support and just accepted me for who I am while providing services and support to work through everything I had going.AGS1-May-15OtherCommunity College of Aurora
BrianneLockhartbriannelouise@hotmail.com587 vonderheide LaneKalispellMT59901Montana Veterans HomeStudentThey gave me supportAssociates of arts December 15, 2016SSSFlathead Valley Community College
SavannaFlemmingsfleming1@mtech.edu2315 South DriveMontana TechSSSMontana Tech
CarrieRiffeeCriffee71@hotmail.com4114 S. Ouray WayAuroraCO80013Grant Specialist/AdvisorI was a homeless, single mother of 3 young boys. The support I had from TRiO changed my life. It gave me the confidence I needed to believe in dreams again. My mentors were my greatest cheerleaders as I pursued my Associate's degree and champions when I received my Bachalor's. Even now they are supporting me as I pursue my MS degree.GradBA-Political Science The Colorado CollegeSSSPikes Peak Community College
KellyBuckkellykbuck@gmail.com1019 Terry AvenueBillingsMT59102TRIO SSS Director, Montana State University BillingsI received the support, confidence, and motivation I needed to earn a Master of Social Work degree. I now pay it forward to other students as the Director of a TRIO Student Support Services program.BS Human ServicesMSWSSSMontana State University Billings
RobinHoffmanthreewolves2400@gmail.comPO Box 635Fairplay
CO80440
Administrative Assistant, Colorado Mountain CollegeI received the emotional and educational support I needed as a 1st Gen/Low Income and a non-traditional student through advising and workshops.AA and BA in Sustainability StudiesSSSColorado Mountain College
BrianneLockhartbriannelouise@hotmail.com587 Vonderheide LaneKalispell
MT59901
They gave me supportAssociates of artsSSSFlathead Valley Community College
AmyDickersonTheta ExpressionsYoga/Meditation InstructorTRIO set me up for success with experiences that last a lifetime and peer support which inspired me. Couldn't have been so driven in school without it.Bachelors/Masters2007/2009SSS/UB/ETS
MatthewBowdishCity of Deer LodgeCompliance OfficerI was able to go on college tours and get a bit of a college experience in my time wiht UB. Having my standardized testing and dial enrollment credits paid for also made a huge impact on my preparedness for college.BachelorsMay-19UB/ETS
Alexis(Hogart)BowdishDeer Lodge SchoolsMusic TeacherThey helped me apply for college, helped pay for tests, and supported me through high school. BachelorsMay-19UB/ETSMontana Tech
Jessica(Chadwick)Rizzuto609 E. Prosser Rd #43CheyenneWY82007Wyoming Game and FishInvasive Species SpecialistI'm the 2019 ASPIRE Achiever. TRIO means so much to me!Bachelors2012UBMSUniversity of Wyoming
ChristopherNicolay2990 Howard RdHelenaMT59602Health Care Service CorpCustomer AdvocateUBMontana Tech
JodeciYbarra512 E. Monroe Dr. Apt D425CheyenneWY82001Rue 21Full Time Assistant ManagerHelped me examine all my choices of colleges, understand financial aid, save money by earning college credit before attending my university, network with college grads.BachelorsMay-19UBUniversity of Wyoming
AndreaCovert1260 Elk St.CasperWY82601Casper CollegeGEAR UP Assistant DirectorTRIO was fundamental to my success. I learned a great deal from the mentors I met through Upward Bound and felt the calling to give back to others in the same way. I have spent my entire professional life working for TRIO or similar grant programs. I know the positive impact these program have on individuals and value my alumni status in such a fantastic group!MastersMast of Public Administration2018UB/ETSUniversity of Wyoming
AnthonyDavis197 Oakwell StCaleraAL35040Stay at home DadBachelorsMay-13UBWyoming
HeatherMartinStudentETS/MTUB/UBMS/SSSSSS/UB/UBMS/ETS
BenjaminGalagan1002 Canyon View #4CodyWY82414Park County School District #6ParaeducatorHelped me get back on track with my education after realizing that college wasn't something I could just blow off.OtherMay-12SSSNorthwest College (WY)
AlisonGrendahl1507 Steele StLaramieWY82070University of WyomingStudent Support Services AdvisorTRIO changed my life. What it comes down to is, I would not have had the confidence to persist, the knowledge to continue, and the guidance to navigate it all without my advisor, Katie. What makes TRIO programs so special is the people who work within the programs. Katie, my advisor, became my mentor and my friend. She was the first person I turned to when I needed something. I always told Katie I wanted her job, and now I have it. I am back in her office, my students sit in the exact chairs I did. I am forever grateful for the support of Katie and TRIO programs.BachelorsPsychologyDec-14SSSUniversity of Wyoming
AndreaWoodThe Lucky PivkOtherMay-19UBPlains High School
ThomasMadut1820 N Wisconsin St. Apt F7MitchellSDDakota Wesleyan UniversityTRIO Adviser/Peer MentorTRIO SSS assisted me academically by providing me with academic assistance and guiding me through my studies. Thank you TRIO SSS.MastersMay-10SSSDakota Wesleyan University
KaylaTaylorkayla.taylor2@msubillings.edu500 Josephine Dr. Apt. 2BillingsMT59105TRIO ETS and UBOutreach AdvisorTRIO programs aided me in achieving my goals in a variety of ways. Upward Bound guided me through high school and provided me with a slew of opportunities I would have otherwise been withouut. As a low income, first generation college student, I was not able to get the guidance I needed at home. Through the Upward Bound summer programs, I experienced a hands on idea of what being a college student might be like. I was encouraged in high school by my advisor and felt supported throughout. In college, Student Support Services continued that encouragement and provided me with every tool I needed to succeed in undergraduate work. I will never forget the nurturing, kind souls that helped me along the way. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Human Services in 2015, and graduated cum laude. I am proud to say I completed two of my internships with SSS and one with Upward Bound. Currently, I am employed with both ETS and Upward Bound serviing kids just like me. As I puruse my Masters in Education to become a school counselor, I take pride in working with the populations we serve. I am the first person in my family to graduate from college and am prpivileged to be pursuing graduate school as well. I would never be in this position without TRIO and I am honored to be an alumni of two incredible programs.Bachelors4/30/15UB/SSSMontana State University Billings
TeresaDe Herrerateresa.deherrera@ucdenver.edu1850 Vance StLakewoodCO80214University of Colorado DenverDirector, TRIO SSS and McNair ScholarsIt led to my work in higher education and specifically with the TRIO programs.Masters12/15/01UB/ETS/More than oneAdams State University/Alamosa Colorado
AlysaArrowtopalysa.arrowtop@mso.umt.eduuUniversity of Montana TRIO Upward BoundAcademic CoordinatorUpward Bound provided a roadmap for my college preparation. As a first generation, low-income student, I couldn't get the help I needed at home and I wasn't really sure who to ask. Upward Bound not only laid the steps out in front of me, they connected me with students and alumni like me who were successfully navigating their way into and through higher education. It was just the right amount of extra support, motivation, and inspiration that I needed to realizie that college was a real possibility for me!BachelorsMay-13UBUniverity of Montana
ObinnaOnyealionyealio@gmail.com1720 S Helena StDenver Scholarship FoundationTRIO College AdvisorBachelorsSSSUniversity of Colorado Boulder
JennieThompsonNorthern State UniversityDirectorMasters5/30/16UBNorthern State University
HaileeStarrhstarr1@uwyo.eduLaramieWY82072Univerity of WyomingAcademic AdvisorThey made me want to be an academic advisor. The one on one advising experience helped me discover and achieve my goals and wish the same for other students.BachelorsFall 2018SSSUniversity of Wyoming
AmandaPaadamanda.paad@gmail.comPO Box 173MillsWY82644Stay at home parentTRIO programs helped me achieve my goals by giving me a determination to succeed and helpming me come out of my shellUBUniversity of Wyoming
KendraReitsmakmhaas8@gmai.comCheyenneWY82001Department of Audit, State of WyomingSenior AuditorTRIO programs, Student Success Services specifically, helped me navigate college as a first generation student. With the guidance and support of my advisor I was able to start and graduate college within four years without going into significant debt. They helped me select classes to stay on track to finish my degree and make sense out of the complicated world of financial aid and FAFSA. I felt a strong connection to campus with my fellow SSS classmates. I was given the opportunity to become a peer mentor- helping other students find their niche on campus, acquire tutoring, build resumes, identify their strengths adn what major/career would fit them best filled my heart in ways I cannot even begin to express. SSS helped to build my resume and identify I am passionate about helping students. The support these programs provide to students is unmatched, I feel privileged to have been part of it! I am a proud TRIO alum! Bachelors5/1/11SSSUniversity of Wyoming
KatherineGreenwellkategreenwell64@gmail.comStudentBachelorsMcNair/SSS/EOC/UBUniversity of Wyoming
JillianAndersonjilliananderson64@gmail.com1406 25th Ave CtGreeleyCO80634WalmartCashierI was able to get into a good school and get good scholarships.UBUniversity of Wyoming
ChantilleMonroechantillemonroe@gmail.comUBCasper College
LeahStClairleahgracestc@gmail.comPO Box 463WYNatrona County School DistrictTeacherWithout the support of the EOC, UB, and GEAR UP staff, I'm not sure I would have had the money to attend college and finish my degree. Also, these individuals were a great help to my mental health as they helped me find ways to deal with stress. Bachelors5/17/19UBMS/EOCUniversity of Wyoming
BrendaTrujillo-Arandaarandab@gmail.com9 Deer Run CtPuebloCO81001Colorado State University PuebloDirector, TRIO SSS TRIO EOC assisted me with my FAFSA, career guidance and an admissions waiver to attend college.BachelorsMay-96EOCColorado State University Pueblo
BriannaSishcsishcbri@outlook.comWYUniversity of Wyoming LibrariesLibrary AideSSS helped me in achieving my goals through financial help, help with class schedules, registration, and scholarships. As well as helping me meet other students involved with the RSO Advocates for Achievement. BachelorsDecember 2019SSSUniversity of Wyoming
SokiriMonokajosokirimonokajo1@gmail.com3121 32nd St. South Apt. 1FargoND58103StudentUpward Bound helped me achieve my goals because I've learned the many tasks that helped me become a better student like, time management, getting good grades in classes, writing a better essay, better tips to stay motivated and so forth. Other6/2/19Upward Bound