Lake Land College


TRiO - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
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TRiO Programs are Federal outreach and student services programs provided through the US Department of Education, designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Lake Land College provides two TRiO Programs to the students within the college district.

TRiO Destination College

TRiO Support Services

Who do we serve
Students in 6th -12th grades of target schools within the Lake Land College district, individuals who have exited the school system under the age of 27, veterans of any age

Who do we serve
Eligible Lake Land College Students

Eligibility Criteria
Potential first generation college students and/or low income (receive free or reduced lunch)

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible students are those seeking an associate degree and are either a first generation college student, a Pell grant recipient or registered with a disability at LLC. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, please contact TRiO Student Support Services! We’ll help you decide if you should apply to the program!

Services offered
Informational workshops, cultural experiences, college visits, technology education, parent workshops, tutoring services

Services offered
TRiO Student Support Services strives to provide additional support to students in need including academic and financial workshops and counseling, cultural experiences, college visits, tutoring, learning skills consulting and development and scholarship opportunities.

To provide students’ resources to see a pathway to success in college and careers

TRiO Student Support Services provides the support needed to stay in college and graduate or transfer to a four year institution.

Phone: (217) 234-5003
Location: Workforce Development Center

Phone: (217) 234-5456
Location: The Student Services wing of the Luther Student Center

Lori Ohnesorge - Director
Valerie Lynch – Outreach Advisor
Shannon Stuemke - Outreach Advisor
Cheryl Lee - Administrative Assistant

Marko Mohlenhoff-Director
Victoria Zeter
– Advising Counselor
William Jackson – Learning Skills Specialist
Braddi Reed - Administrative Assistant

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