Student Support Services

Student Support Services is here to help students navigate college. Our services are designed to increase understanding of what is takes to graduate from Centralia College and/or transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree.

Fall 2021 Update

TRIO Programs is now offering face-to-face tutoring in math and writing for TRIO students in the TRIO Office (TAC 221) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. TRIO students should check their TRIO Canvas Class for more specific information. Face coverings and social distancing are required on campus.

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All SSS services are free to students and are designed to increase academic success, financial wellbeing, graduation progression, and transfer preparation.

  • Academic advising and educational planning
  • Priority registration
  • Textbook loan program
  • Professional tutoring – on-campus | virtual | online
  • Study center and computer access
  • Transfer advising and planning to 4-year programs
  • 4-year college visits/tours
  • Financial aid information and application assistance
  • Scholarship resources
  • Personal statement assistance
  • Educational workshops
  • Career exploration and assistance
  • Special events, cultural and social activities
  • Campus and community referrals and advocacy
  • Free 2-credit HR 101 Student Success class – offered once annually

You are eligible to participate in Student Support Services if you:  

  • Are currently in enrolled in 10 college-level credits or following your placement recommendations  
  • Have academic need
  • Are working on your first college degree
  • Want to complete a degree at Centralia College
  • Are a citizen or national of the US or meet residency requirements for federal financial aid. If you are unsure, please call us and we will work through it together. 

You must also meet at least one of the following:

  • Be a potential first-generation college student - neither parent who raised you earned a four-year degree
  • Meet the federal limited-income requirements - basically if you qualify for financial aid
  • Have a documented disability on file with the Disability Services Office (or in process)

Click Here to Apply Online Now

Once we receive your application and verify your eligibility, we will contact you to schedule an orientation so we can learn more about your needs and interests so we can develop a plan that is best suited to meet your specific situation. If you have any questions, please contact us at 360-623-8970 or

Elise Sunflower

Elisa Sunflower 
Math & Writing
9am-3pm Monday-Wednesday

Dawn Sweetingham

Dawn Sweetingham
9am-3pm Monday-Wednesday

Angie Bates

Angie Bates
Math & Writing
8am-5pm Monday & Thursday

Paige Sanders

Paige Sanders
Virtual Tutor - Science & Writing
12-6pm Mondays
12-2pm Tuesdays
1:30-8pm Fridays
Connect to Paige's Virtual Room

Nikole Schock

Nikole Schock
Office Assistant
Email Nikole Schock

Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman
Student Support
Habla español
Email Ruth Roman

Pete Kirtz

Thorlea (Pete) Kirtz
Specialist Support 
Email Thorlea Kirtz

Student Support Services, a part of Centralia College's TRIO Programs, is a federally-funded program that provides education planning and transfer services for degree-seeking, college students disadvantaged backgrounds. It is funded annually at $381,347.

SSS Staff

Liisa PreslanLiisa Preslan
TRIO Director
Email Liisa Preslan
Sandy FoxSandy Fox
Secretary Senior
Email Sandy Fox
Jason MoirJason Moir
Success Specialist
Email Jason Moir
Erik BlancoErik Blanco
Success Specialist
Email Erik Blanco



TransAlta Commons, Second Floor
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Student Support Services | 360-623-8970 |
TRIO TS | 360-623-8969 |
Upward Bound | 360-623-8968 |
Fax: 360-623-8751