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Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC)

Program Staff

Photo of Emily Abrams Emily Abrams Academic Advisor, TRIO Program
(517) 353-5210

Emily Abrams is an Academic Advisor for the TRIO program, located in 209 Bessey hall. Emily has worked at Michigan State University since 2020 and for the NSSC since January 2022. She has her Bachelor of Music, Music Performance from Otterbein University and Masters of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University – Oxford and is currently working on her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University.…

Photo of Ariel Arnold Ariel Arnold Interim Assistant Director, TRIO SSS Program
517-884-8466
Photo of Perry Fittrer PhD Perry Fittrer, PhD Director, TRIO SSS Program; Deputy Director, NSSC
(517) 884-6670

Perry Fittrer is the Deputy Director, NSSC and the Director of the Office of Supportive Services. Perry has been at Michigan State University since August, 2018. He holds a BS in Recreation Administration from California State University, Chico, a MA in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.…

Photo of Sariah Flores-Shutts Sariah Flores-Shutts Office Manager
(517) 884-4080
Photo of Felicia McAllister BA Felicia McAllister, BA OSS Advisor
(517) 884-6610
Photo of Martell Summers Martell Summers Student Engagement Coordinator
(517) 884-6609

Martell Summers is a Student Engement Coordinator for the TRIO program, located in 209 Bessey Hall. Martell has worked at MSU for 4 years as a Community Director and 4 months in the NSSC. He has his Bachelors of Communications,and a Masters in Education. Martell enjoys working for the NSSC because every individual is so unique.…

Photo of Ira Washington Ira Washington Data Analyst fro Trio Student Support Services

Ira Washington is the Data Analyst for the TRIO Student Support Services program, located in room 173 of the Student Services building. Ira has been working at Michigan State University since 1988. He has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Education from the University of Louisville and his PhD in Measurement Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University.…

TRIO SSS Peer Staff

TRIO SSS Peer Staff are upper level MSU students trained to provide leadership and guidance needed to be successful at MSU. TRIO Peer Coaches meet with scholars and participate in monthly activities involving relationship building with other scholars in the program and showing how to make the most of your time at MSU. TRIO Peer Tutors offer academic support in a variety of courses, in small group formats or one on one tutoring if preferred. TRIO Peer Tutors support scholars with in-person support in our TRIO Tutoring Center (215 Bessey Hall) or virtually via Zoom.