Stitt has been promoted from retention specialist to program manager of the
TRiO Student Support Services program.
SSS is a federally funded program that supports students who may have a
difficult time succeeding in college, specifically those who are
first-generation students, have a disability, or meet income-eligibility
program provides individual academic support through one-on-one guidance,
leadership development, financial literacy education, and career and graduate
school planning assistance.
program manager, Stitt will oversee the work of a retention specialist and
academic advisor, both of whom are in the process of being hired following the
departure of Margot Myers, former program manager, and Laura Bierbower, academic
earned her Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services from Pennsylvania
State University in 2001, and a Master of Science degree in school counseling from
the University of Scranton in 2005, when she joined the Pitt-Bradford TRiO program
at its inception after a successful grant application. She lives in Bradford.
main goal is to make sure that my students have unconditional support and know
they can come to somebody for help,” she said.
serves 160 students at Pitt-Bradford.
explained that during their time in the program, students take a series of
one-credit courses that help tackle subjects appropriate to their standing,
such as making the transition to college, exploring majors and understanding
curriculum for freshmen.
more information on TRiO, contact Stitt at (814)362-7563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.