Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program is funded to provide services to students from first generation and limited income families as well as students with disabilities.


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A Memoir

Linda F. Rhone, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024

Location: Woolsey Hall #134

The topics (Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), Trauma, and Resilience) will be the central focus of this book. The Book Read and Q&A will be facilitated by Dr. Rhone, Executive Director of TRIO Student Support Services/College Readiness, Retention, and Graduation Program. While this presentation is an SSS Workshop for SSS Participants, the Office of Special Programs Directors are invited. We also extend the invitation to the campus community and the community (northeast) surrounding Wichita State University.

SSS Participants and OSP Directors will be given a complimentary book.

Meet the SSS Team Executive Director of College Readiness and Retention Program TRIO Student Support Services Project Linda F. Rhone, Ph.D., Ed.D. ,Assistant Director, Coordinator of Tutors, and Academic Advisor Mrs. Karen Wright Communication. Marketing, and Advising Specialist Mrs. Chelsea Martinez. Learning Skills Coordinator and Academic Advisor M s .  Grace Ulichnie.Database Specialist and Academic Advisor Ms. Jahanvi Thakkar.
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Voices From The Field

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Caitlin Nolen

"SSS helped me by providing me with scholarships to afford to go to school and not have to worry as much about financials. I am good at school, but if I did not have the fantastic tutors, SSS provided I would not have been graduating with magna cum laude."

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Suriya Prakash

"I specially wanted to thank TRIO Student Support Services for offering me an opportunity to work on campus and helping me to improve both professionally and academically. Since I must move on to the next phase of my life after graduation, I decided to accept an offer to work as an Area Manager for Walmart and continue to learn more in supply chain and process engineering. Lastly, I wanted to thank Dr. Rhone, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Martinez for constant support and positivity."

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Tabatha Cruz

"I have been a part of SSS in some way since my freshman year of college. I began working for SSS here at WSU as a student assistant in 2018. I have loved being able to assist other first generation students in their journey to success and graduation."

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Linda F. Rhone

Linda F. Rhone, Ph.D., Ed.D.

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SSS Project, Executive Director
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Karen L. Wright

Karen L. Wright, MS. Ed.

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Chelsea Martinez

Chelsea Martinez, B.A.

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Marketing, & Academic Advising Specialist



Grace Ulichnie

Grace Ulichnie, B.A.

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Learning Skills Coordinator & Academic Advisor

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Jahanvi Thakkar, B.S.

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Database Specialist & Academic Advisor




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The primary goal of SSS is to help transition, retain and graduate disadvantaged college students. The program provides a variety of academic support services that include individualized tutoring, success skill development, course planning and advising.

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