Ann Brascugli Sertich Hired as TRiO Educational Opportunity Center Advisor to Serve Northern St. Louis County
Ann Brascugli Sertich Hired as TRiO Educational Opportunity Center Advisor to Serve Northern St. Louis County
Lake Superior College has hired Ann Brascugli Sertich as a TRiO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Advisor. She will serve northern St. Louis County with her office located at Hibbing Community College, Room C144. Her responsibilities will include recruiting students to participate in the EOC program with the goal of successful college graduation.

EOC provides perspective students with the support to enter or reenter higher education through services such as financial aid counseling and helping with the admissions process. Brascugli Sertich  will work closely with community resources to both recruit and support students in their academic careers.

Brascugli Sertich served as Manager of Education and Student Affairs at Duluth Business University and also taught at WITC-Superior and DBU. She received a B.A.S. in elementary education from the University of Minnesota Duluth and M.Ed. with an emphasis in educational computing and technologies from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

As an EOC advisor, Brascugli Sertich’s responsibilities will include recruiting students to participate in the EOC program with the goal of successful college graduation. EOC provides perspective students with the support to enter or reenter higher education through services such as financial aid counseling and helping with the admissions process. They will work closely with community resources to both recruit and support students in their academic careers.

The Educational Opportunity Center provides community members who qualify in St. Louis, Douglas and Carlton Counties free access to services designed to help them reach a better life through college training and education. The EOC program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education Programs-TRiO.

Participants will be connected to tutors, mentors and counselors for guidance on admission, financial aid and postsecondary course selection. For those who may not have finished high school, help will be offered on secondary school re-entry or high school equivalency exam programs – or other alternative education programs to complete a high school equivalency.

Educational Opportunity Centers also provide services to students traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, including students with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and other disadvantaged individuals, such as those who may be homeless, or exiting foster care. The EOCs also serve veterans, military families, formerly incarcerated, and single parent families.

Services provided include: College searches, career choices, financial literacy workshops, understanding financial aid, assistance with FAFSA (Federal and State Financial Aid) applications, loan rehabilitation support, admissions, advising and more.

MEDIA CONTACT

Daniel Fanning
Daniel Fanning
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and External Relations
(218) 733-6945
MEDIA CONTACT
Daniel Fanning
Daniel Fanning
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and External Relations
(218) 733-6945

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