Every participant will experience the victory of completing post-secondary education.


To provide support and services, increase retention and graduation rates at UAHT, and help participants make the transition to the next level of higher education.

Student Support Services is designed to meet the needs of low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities enrolled in the institution. The basic purpose of the project will be to provide support services to these students which will enhance their academic skills, increase their retention and graduation rates, and, as appropriate, facilitate their entrance into upper-level and professional programs. In addition, the college will develop an institutional climate supportive of these students.

Support services to be provided to eligible students will include academic advisement and support, instructional programs to include courses in reading, mathematics, English/Writing, study skills/resources, foreign language, academic tutoring, personal counseling, financial assistance, and a variety of support activities to include career counseling, admissions and financial assistance to transfer to four year institutions or professional schools. In addition, the campus climate component contains such activities as cultural events and “shop-talk” sessions with key University of Arkansas Community College at Hope staff and faculty members and “life management” workshops, and school/mentoring to build self-esteem.

TRiO Student Support Services Application

Personal Education Plan


ADA Statement

TRiO Student Support Services Staff

Shawna Bittle
Shawna Bittle
TRiO Educational Specialist
TKA 107
Ne’Shay Brown
Upward Bound Curriculum Coordinator
AC 144
Temeke Butler
Temeke Butler
TRiO Education Specialist
AC 137
Keosha Gulley
Student Development Coordinator
AC 144
Ronetha Pearson
Ronetha Pearson
Administrative & Data Specialist
AC 134
Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith
TRiO Student Support Services Director
AC 136
Nicole Woods
TRiO Upward Bound Director