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TRIO Student Support Services

Are you a college student? Unsure about what it takes to be successful? Do you need assistance in improving your study skills or test taking skills? TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) can help.

The program's mission is to help students improve their academic skills. SSS provides a comprehensive range of services that can help you be successful. It is designed to help students stay in school until they graduate and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

Why Apply?

We provide a personal safety net beginning your first year of college through graduation. You will learn to build upon your academic strengths and improve your weaknesses. You will gain access to services and opportunities only available to SSS students when you become a participant.

Services Provided

  • Academic tutoring: math, writing, & reading
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Counseling and academic advising
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Individual Success Plan
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Summer Bridge program
  • Transfer assistance


  • College Survival Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Living
  • Study Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • And more!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Student Support Services an applicant must be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • meet low income standards set by the federal government
  • be a first generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree)
  • have a documented disability
  • have an academic need for services

All services are provided at no cost to participants.


Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) Student Support Services (SSS) is committed to preparing our student participants for a successful college experience through a program of engaging academic and career exploration, personalized coaching and advising, financial literacy, and enriching cultural exposure.  


BCTC SSS's vision is to inspire and to empower student participants to reach their full potential, positively impacting their families and communities.


Education... We value instilling knowledge, competence, and a love for learning through different ideas, new experiences, creative and critical thinking, and personal interaction.

Growth...  We value the empowerment and personal development that result from challenging ourselves and from capitalizing on opportunities for creativity and adventure.  
Integrity... We value doing the right thing by being transparent, ethical, honest and fair.

Relationships... We value creating and fostering connections through collaboration, cooperation and team-building.
Respect...  We value the innate worth of each person.  All people are accepted, welcomed, and recognized as enhancements to our community.

Responsibility... We value thoughtful stewardship, taking personal responsibility of our actions, and integrity by upholding commitments and obligations. 

Choose Your Location


Now Accepting Applications!

Students may apply for admission to the program by completing the online application


Student Support Services (SSS)
Danville Campus
59 Corporate Drive
Suite 107
Danville, KY 40422

Contact Information:

Phone: 859.246.6884
Fax: 859.239.6931

Director - Vacant

Lisa Smith, Administrative Assistant

(859) 246-6884

Pamela Sanders, Educational Advisor

(859) 246-6802

Theresa Scott, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Sonja Baker, Educational Advisor

(859) 246-6884

Lori Stathers, Educational Advisor

(859) 246-6515 

Rodd Neely, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Charles Fegan, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Martha Francis, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Sarndra Upchurch, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Nellie McKnight, Tutor

(859) 246-6884

Sarah McCurry, Tutor

(859) 246-6884


Now Accepting Applications!

Apply Online


Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Student Support Services
SEC 101
500 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508-1207

Contact Information


Phone: (859) 246-6778

Shawn Stokes, Director

(859) 246-6855
Contact by email

Marissa Smith, Educational Advisor

(859) 246-6848
Contact by email

Jessica Taylor, Educational Advisor

(859) 246-6284
Contact by email