January 2019

TRiO FESP

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Table Of Contents

  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Dean's List
  • Spring 2019 Lab Hours
  • Spring Priority Registration
  • Drop-In Advising Schedule
  • Fall 2018 Graduates
  • Books on Reserve
  • Tutoring Resources
  • Farewell From Toni

Important Dates

  • January 2: Tuition & Fees due
  • January 7: Classes Begin
  • January 14: Last day to add/drop (100% Refund)
  • January 15: $100 Late Add fee begins
  • January 15: Begin recording withdraw as "W" on transcript
  • January 17: 90% refund for complete withdraw
  • January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (WMU Closed!)
  • January 22: 50% refund for partial withdraw

Congratulations on making the Deans List!

The following students made Dean's List this semester!



Meaghan Anderson

Jeremy Bergeron- 4.0

Hannah Berning

Nina Bozzo

Kris Bridges

Aliea Chapin

Alexis Chie

Audra DeRidder

Anthony DeWolfe

Lauren Fenelon- 4.0

Stephanie Hauser

Taylor Hliebay- 4.0

Celine Keyes- 4.0

Reagan Littrell

Bridgette Louwers

Billy Luc

Magali Martinez- 4.0

Mayra Moreno

Emily Nehr

Ashlee Norman

Polina Parrish

Jessica Parshall

Masyn Shannon

Olivia Smith

Jenna Sokolowski

Heidi Sterling

Kylie Taft- 4.0

Ashley Watson

Olivia Watts

John Wendland

Katelyn Wybenga

Luna Zuniga


Recognition for 4.0 GPA's for Fall 2018

Kristina Allen

Olivia Stewart


Way to go you everyone, keep up the great work!

Spring 2019 Lab Hours

Monday through Thursday 8-7 pm

Friday 8-5 pm

Priority Registration Requirements & Deadlines

Priority Registration is a benefit available to TRiO FESP students that ensures students get an advantage to register for courses. To earn priority registration this semester, students must complete an appointment with a FESP staff member, have all required FESP assessments completed/submitted, and attend either:


  1. TRiO Day on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
  2. Complete the online modules and write a brief summary about it. (will be provided)
  3. Attend a Student Success workshop (will be provided)


The deadline to submit all requirements for priority registration is March 5th, 2019.


Please see below information on Drop-in Advising appointments for Spring 2019.

Drop-In Advising Schedule

Advising as we know it is changing! This semester, you will have the opportunity to get your appointment in with "Drop-in Advising".


Week one and two are appointment ONLY. Schedule here.


Drop in advising starts week three, the hours are as follows:


  • 1/14- 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 1/15- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 1/16- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 1/17- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1/18- NO APPOINTMENTS


  • 1/21-CLOSED FOR MLK DAY
  • 1/22- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 1/23- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1/24- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1/25-NO APPOINTMENTS


  • 1/28- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1/29- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 1/30- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 1/31- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 2/1- NO APPOINTMENTS


  • 2/4- 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • 2/5- 1:30 to 4:30 ppm
  • 2/6- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 2/7- 8:30 to 11:30 am
  • 2/8- NO APPOINTMENTS



  • 2/11- Regular Scheduled appointments begin: make your appointment here.



* You must sign in 15 minutes before "Drop-in Advising" ends, in order to be seen!

TRiO Day: Breaking Through to Excellence

When: Saturday, February 23


National TRiO Day is a day of celebration, reflection, and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Federal TRiO Programs help low-income and first generation student enter college and earn a college degree.


This year Western Michigan University's TRiO Future Educator Success Program, TRiO Student Success Program, TRiO Upward Bound Van Buren and Kalamazoo County, and Michigan Gear-Up has teamed up to create an event just for you.


We will send more information as it becomes available.

Fall 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Graduates! You make everyone at TRiO proud!

Books On Reserve

We have the following books on reserve:


  • ENGL 1050: Readings for Writers (3 editions)
  • GEOG 1020: World Regional Geography without Sub Regions (6th edition)
  • GEOS 2900: The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science
  • HIST 2100: Experiencing History- Interpreting America's Past (8th edition)
  • ED 2900: Approaches to Teaching (5th Edition)
  • ED 2900: School: The Story of American Public Education
  • We also have a TI-89 calculator and 2 pairs of headphones that may be checked out


Any TRiO FESP participant can stop by the office to sign out a text book as long as they are able to provide their Bronco ID, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Text book sign out is on a first come first serve basis. A participant who signs out a book can study any where in Sangren Hall, but must return the book to our office within 2 hours.


We also encourage you to use the WMU Library Search Function (https://wmich.edu/library) to see which books the school has available on reserve before purchasing your text books.


If a text book you need is not available through either of the resources above, there are many places online to purchase books. We recommend searching amazon.com, chegg.com, the publisher website, as well as the WMU bookstore website to compare prices.

Tutoring Resources

*After you have exhausted all options, get in touch with M'myia to get a one-on-one tutor from TRiO FESP

Farewell From Toni


Dear Students,

It has truly been a pleasure working with you and helping to ensure you have all that you need while pursuing a degree at WMU. I gave my best effort to assist where needed because I understand the challenges of being a student. Working with TRiO FESP accomplished a goal in my life that I never thought about pursuing but am happy that it happened. I talk about the program and YOU with so much pride. If you spent any time with me, you surely knew that I loved Georgia, and planned to return when the opportunity presented itself. I look forward to my new role as a Career Consultant at University of Georgia (and hot weather!). I truly wish you all the best!

Please be nice to the next person that replaces me! (That person will need time to reach my level of greatness, just kidding :))

Kindly,
Toni