More Information

Jill Wiese-Martin
Executive Director of TRiO
HUB 812
Phone: 906.217.4132
Fax: 906.217.1696

James Helmer
STEM Specialist
HUB 819

Phone: 906.217.4136

Erica Mead
Literacy Specialist
HUB 817

Phone: 906.217.4135

Theresa Brown
Administrative Assistant
HUB 815

Phone: 906.217.4133
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Bay College provides opportunities for academic and career development for college students who are either first-generation, low income, or disabled. To sign up for TRiO, stop and see Theresa in HUB 815 and schedule the necessary appointments.

TRiO Mission Statement

The TRiO Student Support Services program at Bay College provides an accessible, approachable, and student-centered environment that enhances the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of first generation, low income, and disabled students.  Continuous academic, personal, and cultural development is at the forefront of our many services, including academic and career coaching, financial guidance, and peer and professional mentoring.  Our passionate and committed staff strives to ensure that every student recognizes his or her unique potential, regardless of one’s socioeconomic background.  We support and guide students from their point of entry through graduation and/or transfer to a university and beyond, building their confidence and self-worth every step of the way.

If you're a Bay College student and interested in joining the TRiO Student Support Services program, please click here.


  • First year and transition experience programs
  • Peer and professional mentoring
  • Workshops focusing on study skills, test-taking, life design, and other subjects
  • Tutoring services in math, writing and reading, and general education courses
  • Information and assistance in applying for federal student aid
  • Financial and economic literacy training
  • Assistance in applying for admission to 4-year institutions
  • Study skills assistance
  • Academic advising (assistance with course and major selection)
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Field trips (cultural, educational, social)
  • Grant aid
  • Social and leadership opportunities through TRiO Club, campus events, and service projects
The TRiO Student Support Services Program is funded through a five-year grant authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.  In 2016-17, the federal amount of $292,362 was received or 84% of the budget and $54,018 or 16% was funded by Bay College.

TRiO Hours

Fall/Winter Hours (August 31 - May 26, 2017)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Other times by appointment
Summer Hours (TBA)
Monday - Thursday TBA (Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Other times by appointment
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
906.786.5802 Main Campus Directions