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TRiO Staff

Mike Houlahan
TRiO Coordinator (Skokie campus)
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Instructor of COL 101; New Student Orientation Committee; Strategic Planning Committee (2013-2017); Wellness Committee
B.S. Psychology, minor in Justice Systems, Truman State University
M.A. Counseling, Student Affairs emphasis, Truman State University

Joe Palencia
TRiO Advisor (Skokie campus)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
B.A. Communication & Latina/o Studies, minor in Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed. Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

Kristine Panopio
TRiO Advisor (Des Plaines campus)
Hometown: Chicago and Glenview, Illinois
Instructor of COL 101; Student Orientation speaker; Club co-advisor for Adults Seeking Knowledge and Support; WSAT reader; serve on Learning Center, Higher Learning Commission Accreditation, and Foundations of Excellence/First-Year Experience Committees; UNICEF Club Advisor
B.A. English, minor in Natural Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
M. Ed. Instructional Leadership,Type 09 Certification in English, University of Illinois at Chicago

Annette Prince
TRiO Administrative Assistant (Skokie campus)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Staff Advisor for The Mission Bible Club; Editor for Mosaic
Board of Governors Bachelor's Degree
, Northeastern Illinois University

Elizabeth Georgieva
TRiO Math Tutor
847.635.1420 (leave messages with TRiO Coordinator Michael Houlahan)

Ziva Benarieh
TRiO Intern
847.635.1420 (leave messages with TRiO Coordinator Michael Houlahan)



Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400 (Learning Center)
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Summer Semester Hours
(June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Interim Hours (between semesters)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
*other availability by appointment