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TRIO

North Commons 101
University of South Dakota
414 E Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participants are selected according to their potential for academic success and their eligibility in one or more of these areas: income level, first-generation status and disability status.

We are proud to sponsor three TRIO Programs that serve the following populations:

  • TRIO Educational Talent Search: For middle school and high school students from select schools. Their goal is to assure that more youth from disadvantaged backgrounds will complete high school, enroll in postsecondary institutions of their choice and then complete their postsecondary education. There is no cost to enroll in the TRiO Educational Talent Search program.
  •  TRIO Upward Bound: For high school students from select schools. provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
  • TRIO Student Support Services: For undergraduate college students at USD. a supportive academic community working together toward academic excellence. TRIO Student Support Services helps eligible first generation, low income students and students with disabilities as they strive to achieve their academic goals. Student success is at the center of everything we do.

Faculty & Staff

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Marion Blue Arm

Director, Talent Search
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Nick Bubak

Talent Search Advisor
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Dallas Doane

TRIO SSS Director
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Caitlin Gourneau

Talent Search Advisor
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Stacey Kappes

Talent Search Advisor
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Ranika Lewin

TRIO Administrative Specialist
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Krishna Mastel

TRIO Academic Skills Advisor
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Martha Miller

Director Talent Search
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Cassi Severson

SF Talent Search Advisor
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Megan Taylor

Director, Upward Bound
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Ariel Wai

SF Talent Search Advisor
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Gary Wald

Talent Search Advisor
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Kelley Wininger

Talent Search Advisor
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Alexander Zephier

Upward Bound Field Advisor