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Our offices are located in the newly renovated wing of the University Union. We share an extended suite with the other TRIO programs as well as the EOP office. Our common reception room is located at UU-256, and once inside head to the right.

Enjoy our new tutorial center at UU-263!

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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

Student Support Services
TRIO Programs
Binghamton University
Post Office Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902

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Student Support Services Staff

Stephen RebelloPhoto of Steve Rebello is the Project Director and an Academic Counselor for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. He oversees the day-to-day functions of the program and provides leadership for the staff. Steve also provides academic, personal, and career counseling for students. He enjoys being an instructor for supplemental biology courses, First Year Experience courses, and the TRiO Mentor Professional Internship Course. You will find Steve engaged in the campus community through committees, boards, and volunteer opportunities. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education and a Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education. He believes education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle and is glad to be in a career that focuses on this goal.

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Photo of Marissa Zelman
Marissa Zelman is the Assistant Director for the Student Support Services Program at Binghamton University. She hails from the city of bright lights (otherwise known as Brooklyn) and ventured up north to Binghamton in pursuit of her BA in English, euphorically trading in NYC skyscrapers, bodegas, and subways for fresh air, snow forts, and carousels. Marissa found her passion for education while teaching for EOP's Summer Program (BEP) for many years, ultimately earning her MAT in English. She provides academic, personal, and career counseling as Senior Academic Counselor, truly enjoying her humanitarian vocation. Marissa is the Instructor of Record for WRIT100, a supplemental writing course taken in conjunction with WRIT111; teaches the TRIO Mentor Training Internship Course, CDCI 395, managing the SSS Peer Mentorship Program; and oversees enrollment for the SSS Program.

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David BestDavid Best is a Academic Counselor for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. He is originally from the Bronx, NY, but relocated to Binghamton, NY from Connecticut. David's passion for helping students along their journey through Higher Education came from his own experiences as a member of a program aimed to give opportunities to youth in Connecticut. In addition to being an Academic Counselor, David is an instructor for WRIT 100. David graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications and a Minor in African American Studies. He then went on to graduate Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. David is also a Brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.

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Katelyn NewshamKatelyn Newsham is the STEM Academic Counselor for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University. Upon graduating, she felt that her passion was pulling her towards education. She became a Teach For America corps member, teaching high school physics at a public charter school in Dallas, TX. After teaching for two years, she returned to Syracuse University where she then completed a Master of Science in Higher Education. She remains a STEM enthusiast and now provides academic, personal, and career counseling for the program's STEM students. She also enjoys teaching a First-Year Experience course, UNIV 101, and a grad school prep course for students in opportunity programs on campus, WTSN 301. Katelyn is a mentor for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) and mentors students considering a future career in higher education/student affairs. In her spare time, she is a die-hard college basketball fan and loves painting.

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Josh PerryJosh Perry is the Data Manager and Learning Specialist for TRIO. Both in and out of the office, Josh is a man of many hats. In the office, he is primarily responsible for coordinating the office's tutoring program, maintaining the online presence of the office through this website, social media, and e-mail, and for managing data and analysis for SSS and Upward Bound. Josh currently teaches the CDCI 395 tutoring internship course which trains future SSS tutors. Josh has a background in music and history, with a BA in Music from SUNY Oneonta and ultimately switching from a masters in Music History to earn his Masters in Student Affairs Administration (with a focus on advising and leadership) from Binghamton University. Outside work, Josh is an avid gamer, musician, traveler, and he's busy learning and practicing Spanish.

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J PowellJazmine Powell is the Graduate Assistant for Student Support  Services. Jazmine was born and raised in Binghamton, NY and  is currently working on her MS in Student Affairs Administration. Jazmine is also the Staff Supervisor of the SSS Student Advisory Board. She received her BS in Human Development from Binghamton University in 2017, and was inspired to pursue her  master's degree after completing an internship working with at- risk students at Binghamton High School. Through this experience, Jazmine discovered her passion for helping students in their pursuit of higher education. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with friends and famiy.
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Photo of Cindy Kery
Cindy Kery is Assistant Director for Administrative Services of TRiO Programs at Binghamton University. A former Upward Bound student, she began working part-time for TRiO in 1976. Cindy is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the TRiO Office. This includes student tracking, federal reporting, room reservations and paperwork such as applications, consent forms and stipends. She also handles Veteran Services paperwork. She has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Social Science.

Last Updated: 2/22/19