TRIO Staff, Mentors, and Tutors

NOTE: Drop-in tutoring hours and locations can be found on our Contact Us page.

  • Staff

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    Anthony Webster (he/him), Director
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    Anthony is a proud native of Greenville, Mississippi. As an undergraduate student at Jackson State University, he recognized his passion for higher education and student success after being hired as a work-study student in the Dean of Students Office. As a McNair Scholar, he learned early in his college career how important it is to connect with resources, build community, and become involved. Anthony has been instrumental in helping students from historically marginalized communities gain access to post-secondary opportunities and transition beyond college into adulthood at both the two-year and four-year college levels throughout his professional career.

    His commitment to supporting first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities as they navigate their educational journey stems from his own experience of being labeled as "at-risk ." Anthony knows first-hand the hurdles students encounter as they seek to build a better life for themselves and their families by earning a college degree. And he is determined to improve systems and policies that serve as barriers for these students.

    Anthony has called Michigan home for over a decade and is a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University Higher Education Student Affairs program. In addition, he is a student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at Wayne State University. His research will explore how to improve access and employment opportunities for minority students through the lens of the Critical Race Theory.

    Beyond work, Anthony enjoys connecting virtually with friends and family. One day he hopes to travel more. He says that one of his favorite quotes comes from his fraternity brother Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the quote states, "Everybody Can Be Great Because Everybody Can Serve." Anthony is looking forward to connecting and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff alike to take the TRIO Student Support Services program to the next level.

    Vacant, Program Coordinator

    Currently Vacant - Please reach out to Program Director, Anthony Webster at [email protected].

    Remington Whitenburg (they/them), Graduate Assistant
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    Remington Whitenburg is a Graduate Assistant for TRIO Student Support Services. They are a first-year Master's student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program who hopes to make a difference in the lives of diverse, minority populations in the mental health field. Remi has been with TRIO since their first year of undergrad and previously worked as a Tutor and Peer Mentor. They chose to continue working with TRIO because they know how hard it is as a first-generation student to navigate through college, so they took on a role to help fellow students through their studies by their learned experiences.

    "There is absolutely no one in the world that can tell you that you can't do something. You're the only one that can set that limitation."

    Kylar Chandler (he/him), Graduate Assistant
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    Kylar Chandler is a Graduate Assistant in the TRIO SSS program who studies in the Masters of Public Administration program here at Eastern. He has been involved in TRIO for almost four years, being a part of both TRIO Student Support Services and the McNair Scholars programs. He is a huge nerd, enjoying both Magic the Gathering and DnD. He wants students to know that college can be a really scary place. Sometimes it feels like there are pitfalls intentionally created to trap those that are unaware. He is here to be a human bridge over those pitfalls, if at all possible. Political Science, Writing, and Communications (especially anything public speaking related) are his specialties. Do not be afraid to reach out!  

     “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~Albert Camus

  • Peer Mentors

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    Ally Roberts (she/her), Peer Mentor
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    Ally works as a Peer Mentor for TRIO Student Support Services this academic year. She is also the current Resident Advisor for the TRIO SSS Living Learning Community on campus. Ally is a third year student, majoring in Integrated Sciences for Secondary Education. She applied for the mentoring position so she could make a positive impact on others and help contribute to a program that helped her through her first years of college. Ally came to Eastern Michigan University because they were the only institution that offered a program that allowed the study of all sciences within secondary education.

     "I'm driving the bus to FlavorTown." -Guy Fieri

  • Peer Tutors

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    Daira Lloyd (she/her), Peer Tutor
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    Daira is an Office Assistant and Peer Tutor in the TRIO SSS program who studies Information Assurance/Cyber Defense with a double minor in Communication and Computer Information Systems. Daira wanted to work for the TRIO program to give back for all they have done for her. She hopes to help students as much as those in the previous years have helped her. Being a first generation student herself, she hopes that she can become a resource that first generation students can utilize to become successful.

    Outside of the office, Daira likes to read, write, and collect board games. 

     "You have bad days so you can love the good days even more"

  • Office Assistants

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    Daira Lloyd (she/her), Office Assistant
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    Daira is an Office Assistant and Peer Tutor in the TRIO SSS program who studies Information Assurance/Cyber Defense with a double minor in Communication and Computer Information Systems. Daira wanted to work for the TRIO program to give back for all they have done for her. She hopes to help students as much as those in the previous years have helped her. Being a first generation student herself, she hopes that she can become a resource that first generation students can utilize to become successful.

    Outside of the office, Daira likes to read, write, and collect board games. 

     "You have bad days so you can love the good days even more"

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