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Student Support Services

Student Support Services is TRIO's collegiate component, and it offers eligible students advising and tutoring to help them continue their educations and complete bachelor's degrees. Student Support Services advisors remain with students until they graduate.

Students may be eligible for services if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student: Neither of the student's parents has a bachelor's degree. If a parent has an associate degree, the student is eligible to receive TRIO services.
  • Meet Low Income Guidelines: The student's taxable income is at or below a scale set by the Department of Education's Federal TRIO Programs.
  • Have a Disability: The student has a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability. Verification of the disability is needed from the student's physician or psychologist.

 

Student Support Services at Idaho State University provides students with a variety of support services including:

  • Advising/scheduling assistance
  • Counseling (academic, personal, financial, and career)
  • Orientation to campus
  • Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring

Student Support Services Staff

Juanita Gonzalez

Juanita Gonzalez

SSS TRIO Advisor/Counselor

Office: Idaho State University Museum Building, Room 446

(208) 282-3242

gonzjua3@isu.edu

 

Maurice Pittman

Maurice Pittman

SSS TRIO Advisor/Counselor

Office: Idaho State University Museum Building, Room 446

(208) 282-3242

pittherb@isu.edu

 

Juanita Gonzalez

Juanita Gonzalez

SSS TRIO Advisor/Counselor

Office: Idaho State University Museum Building, Room 446

(208) 282-3242

gonzjua3@isu.edu

Juanita was born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho and knows firsthand what it’s like to be a first-generation student.  She was part of the College Assistance Migrant Program at Boise State University. Juanita knows the importance of having a counselor to guide students with their educational and personal goals.  She has been with TRIO since August 2016.  She enjoys meeting and assisting TRIO students.  She received her bachelor’s degree in bilingual/elementary education and Spanish from Boise State University in 1999 and received her Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.

Maurice Pittman

Maurice Pittman

SSS TRIO Advisor/Counselor

Office: Idaho State University Museum Building, Room 446

(208) 282-3242

pittherb@isu.edu

Maurice hails from the great State of California, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in student affairs and school counseling from California State University Bakersfield. Maurice currently works as a TRIO Advisor/Counselor at Idaho State University and loves working with college students helping them to write their own chapter in the Book of Life. As a TRIO alum, Maurice knows that TRIO Works!

 

Denise Tambasco, EdD

SSS/McNair Director

Office: Idaho State University Museum Building, Room 446

(208) 282-3242

(208) 282-4864

Denise Tambasco is a native of California, a first generation college student, and a McNair alum. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Chaminade University of Honolulu, with a minor in English Literature which she earned during her year abroad at University of Essex, England. After graduating, Denise worked at NYU School of Medicine in the microbiology department as a research technician. During her time at NYU, Denise discovered that she was passionate about education and decided to change career paths. Denise earned her Master’s degree in Education, and a secondary teaching credential in Science from National University. After teaching middle school math and science, Denise started at The Friendship Club where she currently serves as the Program Director. Her work in this comprehensive program is designed to help youth envision goals for their future — whether that's college, vocational school or something else — and then work toward them within a structured support network. In 2017, Denise earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at University of California, Davis. Denise’s educational philosophy is student-centered and strength-based. Her research has focused on the impact of Positive Youth Development Programs on youth identity and youth development. Denise is also a photography instructor, loves to travel, and sings with a local community choir.

Contact Us

trio@isu.edu

(208) 282-3242

(208) 282-4864

TRIO Central Office

921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8345 Museum Building Room 446

Pocatello, ID 83209


IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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