Stories of Success: Tiffany Hamilton and TRiO

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Medaille Student Khadija Osman
        
July 25, 2011 - 3:54pm

Tiffany Hamilton sees her role at Medaille's TRiO program as one that builds relationships and creates an environment of positive energy and care. Since 2009, Hamilton has seen how students "thrive when they know they have people in their corner that really care about them."

"Students' needs to have an optimistic attitude based in reality," continued Hamilton. "I try very hard to be truthful while continuing to help them remain hopeful about their futures."

When asked for examples of student success, she exclaimed, "I would need to block off a few hours to tell you about our students’ successes!" Mentioning that students participate in internships and research opportunities off campus, she also cites students on campus who have "been able to return to satisfactory academic standing, those who are on the Dean’s List and those who will graduate this May."

Hamilton takes the approach that students should "accept that everyone needs help, and then ask for the help. Remember that you are not alone. On a daily basis, TRiO and the Academic Support Center make sure that all the students we serve are defining success for themselves. We are here to guide and support, and celebrate their achievements."     

This content originally appeared in the summer 2011 issue of the Medaille Magazine.

 

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