TRIO Student Support ServicesStudent Support Services (SSS) or " Project AIM" began at WCC in 1970. It is a federally funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Our Mission is to provide support services to 235 eligible students to enhance academic performance with the goal of increasing their retention, graduation and transfer rates.

What services are provided?

  • Workshops on student success topics such as study and test taking skills, time management, financial literacy, financial aid, note taking, etc.
  • Individualized attention, personal support (this service is the most talked about among students)
  • Academic guidance
  • Financial Aid completion
  • Transfer assistance to Four Year Institutions
  • College tours
  • Career assessments
  • Opportunity to connect with other WCC students

Who is eligible to take part in student support services (Project AIM)?

  • First generation student whose parent(s) or guardian has not earned a 4-year degree
  • Income eligible
  • Students with a documented disability

How do I become a participant?

  • Print and complete the application or pick one up at any of the WCC locations
  • Submit a copy of one of the following:
    • Federal income tax return
    • Copy of IRS tax transcripts

What are my responsibilities as a participant?

  • Stay enrolled in a certificate or associate degree program
  • Seek assistance when there are issues with classes, scheduling, etc.
  • Attend at least one advising session each
  • Maintain contact with your assigned Project AIM counselor throughout the semester
  • Participate in workshops and seminars

Project AIM is located in Carroll Hall room 106 (across from security) or at the Crossroads Institute in Galax

TRIO WorksCharlotte Mowery, Director, cmowery@wcc.vccs.edu or 276-223-4756

Debbie Puckett, Counselor, dpuckett@wcc.vccs.edu or 276-223-4822

Maria Whited, Counselor, mwhited@wcc.vccs.edu or 276-223-4791

Jessica Phillips, Administrative Assistant, jphillips@wcc.vccs.edu or 276-744-4982

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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