Office of TRIO Programs

"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 four 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 : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Feel free to contact us for:

  • More info on our programs and how YOU can participate!
  • Tutoring and College Advising!
  • FREE School Supplies and TRIO Gear!
  • And much more! 

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

 

Meet The Staff

Perry V Boyd II

Director of The Office of TRIO Programs

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/perry-boyd-ii-6322b572/

The Union

Room 123, 780 Town Center Dr, Dearborn MI, 48126

Phone: (313) 593-5425    Email: perryii@umich.edu

Latresa Rice, 

Director of Student Support Services, Assistant Director of Upward Bound Math & Science program

Email: lrrice@umich.edu

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/Latresa-rice-4511a31b

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

Willis Peavy

Outreach Specialist

Email: wipeavy@umich.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willis-peavy-78514283?

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.

Chenaya Buffington

Program Assistant

Email: cbuffing@umich.edu

Chenaya is a U of M 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.

Larry Sawyers

Program Assistant 

Email: Lsawyers@umich.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-sawyers-6530861b7/

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.

Alexandra Contreras

Program Assistant 

Email: Conalexa@umich.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-contreras-7045701b4/

Alex is a U of M Dearborn undergrad, dual majoring in Bio and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Astronomy 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. 

Waleed Virk,

Program Assistant

Email: wvirk@umich.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waleedvirk

Waleed is a team member for TRIO in the College Day Program. He is currently enrolled in dual majors Mechanical and Bioengineering. In his spare time he enjoys sketching and creating artwork. 

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