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The TRiO Talent Search program identifies and assists middle school and high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have an interest and the potential to succeed at a post-secondary program. The TRiO Talent Search program works specifically with students in (7) high schools and (2) middle schools.

TRiO Talent Search provides college readiness services including academic and personal counseling, career exploration, college tours, cultural activities, assistance to prepare for college entrance, apply for admissions and financial aid. To learn more, please click on the links below.


Mission

Trio Student Support Services Program provides academic support and non-cognitive assistance designed to increase low income, first generation college student’s retention and graduation rate of from a post-secondary program of study. Trio Student Support Services assist eligible students to:

  • Complete the FAFSA and financial aid processes
  • Identify university/community resources
  • Engage in tutorial services designed to maintain good academic standing
  • Engage in non-cognitive, cultural and exposure to activities which fosters students’ success.

Middle Schools Served

Forest Brook Middle School
Francis Scott Key Middle School


High Schools Served

Stephen F. Austin High School
Barbara Jordan High School
James Madison High School
North Forest High School
Ross Shaw Sterling High School
Booker T. Washington High School
Phyllis Wheatley High School


Talent Search Staff

Candace Richard, Office Administrator
(713) 313-7486
richardcm@tsu.edu

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Academic Advisor
(713) 313-7274

  • Austin High School
  • Madison High School
  • Sterling High School

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Ronica Carmouche, Counselor
(713) 313-7277
carmoucherm@tsu.edu

  • Forest Brook Middle School
  • Key Middle School
  • Washington High School

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Krystal Archie, Academic Advisor
(713) 313-1068
archiekh@tsu.edu

  • Barbara Jordan High School
  • North Forest High School
  • Wheatley High School

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Keisha Smoke, Counselor
Keisha.Smoke@tsu.edu

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TRiO Reception
713 313-1062

Virginia Day
Program Director
713 313-7485
Day_VX@tsu.edu

Vonda Lackey
Project Advisor
713 313-7483
Vonda.lackey@tsu.edu

Contact Us
TRiO Talent Search
Texas Southern university
3100 Cleburne St.

Bell Building, Room 128
Houston TX 77004
713-313-7486
studentsupportservices@tsu.edu

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