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Hours of Operations (Summer) :

Monday - Friday : 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m

TRiO Tutoring Lab Hours (Summer) :

Monday - Friday : 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m

*For late appointments, please contact us by phone or email to schedule 


(SUW = Student Union West)

TRiO Tutoring Lab: SUW, Room 82

EOC  Office: SUW, Room 88

TRiO Community Room: SUW, Room 89

SSS Assist. Director: SUW, Room 90A

UB Assist. Director: SUW, Room 90B

Director's Office: SUW, 90C

SSS Office: SUW, Room 94


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Welcome to TriO

GCSC's TRiO Programs are federally-funded support and outreach grants designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. 


Our mission is to provide participants with academic and personal development services designed to motivate them toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. We are also committed to increasing the college retention and graduate rates of our participants. We strive to help low-income and first- generation Americans receive higher education through these specially designed programs.


Image of Upward Bound StudentsUpward Bound (UB) provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.
Educational Opportunity Center StudentsEducational Opportunity Center (EOC) assists low and modest-income and/or individuals who are first generation college students.
Student Support Services StudentsStudent Support Services (SSS) serves students who are enrolled at Gulf Coast State College.

Meet the Staff

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Kris Hatcher, Ed.D., Director of TRiO Programs
Contact Information

(850) 873-3526

SUW Office 90C

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Jada Pierce, TRiO Media Services Specialist
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4027

SUW Room 89

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June Middleton, TRiO Tutoring Lab Supervisor
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4075

SUW Room 82

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Lisa Fritch, Assistant Director (EOC)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4074 

SUW Room 88

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Nicci McEwen, Educational Resource Advisor (EOC)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4073 

SUW  Room 88


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Sierra Watson, Educational Resource Advisor (EOC)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 5813   

SUW  Room 88

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Cooper Clark, GED Tutor
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4075 

SUW  Room 82

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Karina Posada, English Language Learning (ELL) Tutor
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4075 

SUW  Room 82

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Danielle Pierce, 'Assistant Director' (UB)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 2902

SUW Office 90B


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Teresa Givens, Administrative Assistant (UB)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 2902

SUW Room 89


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Kendra Kizziah, Associate Director (SSS)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 3344

SUW Office 90A


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Terri Thomas, Program Coordinator (SSS)
Contact Information

850.769.1551 ext. 4819

SUW Room 94


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.