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Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a college persistence and retention program for current and incoming IRSC students that is focused on individual participant needs. It promotes self-advocacy and leadership and provides academic, cultural, career–oriented and social activities to help students. Students are encouraged to explore their personal talents and abilities, and along the way they gain confidence, develop a vision for their lives, set highest standards and aspire to academic and personal excellence. They learn to utilize the full range of campus resources and to develop a sense of community and social responsibility.

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program and is free-of-charge to eligible IRSC students.

Student Support Services Activities

The goal of the Student Support Services program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. The program at Indian River State College offers academic advisement, personal and career counseling, one-on-one and small-group tutoring, day trips to state colleges and universities, transfer assistance, cultural enrichment activities, volunteer opportunities and community service projects, a learning lab with textbooks and other instructional resources and success workshops that help participants build skills in studying, notetaking, time management and personal finance.


To qualify for the Student Support Services program, you must be a current or prospective student pursuing an Associate Degree or career training, and you must be one of the following: low income, first-generation college student or disabled.

How to Apply?

Fill in the following TRIO Student Support Services application online. Once we receive the form, we will contact you via phone call as well as an email to schedule an in-take interview with you.

Contact Student Support Services

Student Support Services is located in Building E, Room 103 on the IRSC Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. Call us at 772-462-7614, or email


Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer Semesters
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Meet your Student Support Services Team


April Willis
Program Director
(772) 462-7614



LaSonya Smith-Hollis
Academic Coordinator
(772) 462-7615 


Jonathan Stevens
Transfer Coach
(772) 462-7392


Frances Alvarado
Program Assistant/Data Specialist
(772) 462-7480

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