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TRiO Staff

Mike Houlahan
TRiO Coordinator (Skokie campus)
847.635.1420
mhoulaha@oakton.edu
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)
847.635.1253
jpalenci@oakton.edu
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)
847.635.1728
kpanopio@oakton.edu
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)
847.635.1265
aprince@oakton.edu
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)
egeorgie@oakton.edu

Ziva Benarieh
TRiO Intern
847.635.1420 (leave messages with TRiO Coordinator Michael Houlahan)
zbenarie@oakton.edu

 

Hours

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400 (Learning Center)
847.635.1728
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
847.635.1420
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