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Jessica Gannaway

Jessica Gannaway
Degree: AAS
Major: Equine Management
Class Year: 2012

I’m really shy, but after going on the college trips and cultural activities the program offered, I got to know so many new people. I wouldn’t have made as many friends as I have now without TRiO.

The best part about TRiO was the tutoring, though. I felt like all the peer tutoring I got in math and English at TRiO’s computer lab really supported my success at Parkland. Plus, I was able to borrow calculators to use throughout the semester, USB drives, and certain books.

Students in TRiO get more confident in themselves, learn great techniques (like proper textbook reading and overcoming test anxiety) and get some excellent free help with college classes. As a first-generation college student, it made my parents pretty proud to see me graduate this past spring! I know TRiO helped make that happen.

Contact Information

Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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