"The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs 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."
Welcome to our webpage!
Our office houses several outreach programs, that all focus on the preparation of middle and high school students for their success in post-secondary education.
Our office hours are
Monday - Friday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Due to the current state of COVID-19, our office is no longer open for walk-ins until further notice. All are welcome to contact us via phone call or email or set a virtual appointment with one of our staff members.
Stay Safe and Go Blue! - The TRIO Family
First-Gen Celebration Week with TRIO!
Being a first-generation student can mean different things to everyone. At UM-Dearborn, being a first-generation college student means that you are the first person in your family to complete and earn a college degree. On our campus, there are many first-generation students who have beaten the odds and obstacles that were placed before them. We have collaborated with the UM-Dearborn First Gen Student Org to answer your questions on what it's like to be a first generation college student.
Check out the QnA below and see if your question got featured!
Meet The Staff
Perry V Boyd II
Director of The Office of TRIO Programs
Room 123, 780 Town Center Dr, Dearborn MI, 48126
Phone: 313-593-5425 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Student Support Services, Assistant Director of The Office of TRIO Programs
For over 15 years, Latresa has counseled, inspired and empowered youth to overcome barriers that they face in life. Some of those barriers include financial barriers to college success, social barriers to developing strategic relationships, and behavioral barriers that have caused them to frequently miss opportunities to acquire their dreams. Since February of 2018, Latresa has been the Assistant Director of Upward Bound Math & Science program: the dynamic program that helps high school students who are considered low income, first generation, and academically at risk, graduate from both high school and postsecondary education
Assistant Director of Upward Bound Math and Science
Willis Peavy has over 30 years experience working and providing guidance to youth through various programs. Over the years, he has gained the respect of his co-workers as well as the youth he worked with. In his recent work with Public Allies of Metro Detroit, through the University of Michigan –Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact, he served as Training Manager which allowed him theopportunity to further form relationships and provide meaningful guidance to participants.
Mr. Peavy has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Industrial Relations from Wayne State University.
Tiffany is the Outreach Specialist at Robichaud High School. For the past 2 years, Tiffany has served as a College Adviser through Michigan College Advising Corps. She has helped to provide college access resources and assist high school students with college applications, scholarships, financial aid, and other general inquiries. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, bullet journaling, and spending time with loved ones.
Rachel Leonard currently serves as the Advisor for Student Support Services within the TRIO Department at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a graduate of UM-Dearborn in 2018, Rachel was the first in her family to earn a Bachelor's degree. Through her student involvement at UM-Dearborn, Rachel served in several leadership roles and as a student athlete. Outside of work, Rachel loves to improve her photography skills, work in the garden, or ride her longboard
Parent Liaison, Program Assistant
Larry is a Gear-Up representative and a student advisor for the college day program. Larry enjoys working with our students, assisting in field trips, and meeting parents in parent teacher conferences. He is also a weekend golfer and enjoys cooking on the grill with his family.
Chenaya is a University of Michigan-Dearborn undergrad majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology and assists in the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Her goal after college is to assist juveniles by developing better alternative programs for them to avoid going straight to prison. Chenaya has also cheered for 10+ years and won cheerleader of the year for Think Detroit Pal.
Lead Program Assistant, Tech Support
Alex is a University of Michigan Dearborn undergrad, majoring in Robotics Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and assists in the College Day program. Her goal after college is to assist in space exploration and study the effects of life in space. Alex is currently mentoring the FIRST Robotics Team #4680, Aztech Eagles, which is based in South-West Detroit.
Rawan is a University of Michigan Dearborn undergraduate student, double-majoring in Psychology and Philosophy and is part of the Upward Bound Math and Science program. In the future, she hopes to become an attorney and also work in academia. In her spare time, Rawan loves watching true crime videos on Youtube.
Sangeetha has a Master’s in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and assists with the Student Support Services Program. As a computer science graduate, Sangeetha plans to be working as a software developer for a few years, as well as take up a project management role for a multinational organization for any efficient client deliverables. Sangeetha loves playing volleyball and is a complete foodie as she enjoys a wide variety of food!
Richa has a Bachelor in Computer Engineering and is currently studying masters in Data science in the University of Michigan Dearborn. She is a tutor/mentor in the Student Support Services program and her hobbies include cooking, eating, and learning about food plating techniques. Richa strives to implement models to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste by leveraging the data and making an economically independent and socially aware community.
Ghassaq “Gigi” Nassir
Ghassaq is currently an undergrad student at the University of Michigan Dearborn, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She currently assists in the GEAR UP program and her goal after college is to work in academia to help connect with students. In her spare time, Ghassaq loves to paint portraits and create sculptures as she has a deep love for art.
Austin is a tutor for the UMD Student Support Services and is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. He hopes to receive a Bachelor's degree majoring in Economics and Minoring in Political Science, so that one day he can become an economic advisor and work with political organizations or campaigns as an economic guide. Austin loves being active and engaging in many activities, like hiking! He hopes to go to every national park in the United States in his lifetime!
Alfarezdeq is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He currently majors in Biochemistry to hopefully become a neurosurgeon in the near future. Alfarezdeq is currently assigned to the Gear Up and College Day programs. On his days where he isn't studying or working, Alfarezdeq spends time with friends, whether it being online via gaming or in real life.