Student Support Services at Bacone College

What are TRIO and Student Support Services?

The Department of Education began three interrelated programs as part of the War on Poverty under President Lyndon B. Johnson — Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services. Bacone College has been involved with Student Support Services since 1969.



To provide academic and non‐academic support and assistance to first‐ generation, low‐income, and/or disabled students to graduate with bachelors degrees.


  • 100% Funded by a grant from the Department of Education
  • Began operation in 1969
  • 165 participating students


Patricia Farrell, Program Director
Office: Palmer Center 204A
Office phone: 918‐781‐7394
Text: 918‐360‐8620
[email protected]

Kellen Bible, Assistant Director
Office: Palmer Center 204B
Office phone: 918‐781‐7254
[email protected]

 Linda Jordan, English Specialist
Office: Palmer Center 204E
Office phone: 918‐781‐7258
[email protected]

Kyle Deason, Math Specialist
Office: Palmer Center 204C
Cell: 918-360-6988
[email protected]

Deanna Adair Receptionist
Office phone: 918‐781‐7259
[email protected]


Fall and Spring semesters

8 AM — 5 PM, Monday—Friday

Summer semester 8 AM — 5 PM


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for assistance?

Bacone College Student Support Services participants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Participants must be incoming or currently enrolled as students at Bacone. Participants must demonstrate academic need and meet at least one of the following criteria.

  1. Low‐income Student: a student whose family meets federal income eligibility guidelines as verified by Bacone College.
  2. First‐generation college student: a student whose parents or guardians have not received a bachelor’s degree, or a student who did not regularly live with or receive support from a parent with a bachelor’s degree.
  3. College student with documented disabilities: these special circumstances are defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and must be verified by Bacone College.

—Students must also have a commitment to their academic success—


  • Academic advising
  • Goal‐Setting and life-skills
  • Graduate School planning and preparation
  • Professional Tutoring


  • Financial and economic literacy
  • Financial aid information
  • Identification of alternative financial aid sources
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications


  • Peer and academic
  • Employment preparation
  • Referrals to campus and community resources


  • Career exploration and planning
  • Goal‐setting exercises
  • School‐to‐college and college‐to‐work transition
  • Stress‐management

 Social and Cultural

  • Museum tours
  • Cultural experiences
  • Graduate school visits