Title III Sitka
This U.S. Department of Education program helps eligible institutions of higher education increase their self-sufficiency and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.
SUPPORT (Strengthening Unique Potential for Progress through Opportunities, Relationships, and Transitions) is a five-year Title III grant on the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus designed to better serve and support historically underserved student populations.
- Goal 1: Strengthen the way UAS Sitka builds and manages meaningful relationships between staff/faculty and students, especially nontraditional, first-generation, and undersupported students.
- Goal 2: Strengthen the way UAS Sitka promotes skills, habits, and mindsets relevant to the 21st century in order to help students achieve greater academic, career, and personal success.
Student SUPPORT Specialists
Our SUPPORT Specialists are allies for UAS Sitka students. They can help you navigate your way to success. They frequently help students with time management skills, strategies for getting the grade you want in a class, figuring out the campus, money management and financial aid, connecting you with campus groups and activities, and more! The SUPPORT Specialists serve as the main contacts for Sitka Start students, working closely with Sitka Campus advisors to enroll and support new students. SUPPORT Specialists are available to meet either one time or regularly throughout the semester via phone call, email, or Zoom.
Title III SUPPORT Team
Math Trafton, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
In the classroom, Dr. Trafton is committed to empowering students through rigorous interdisciplinary exercises that challenge students according to their interests and their abilities. He strives to support students in developing the experience, confidence, and skills to discover their voice and to use it effectively.
Sara J. Tomczuk, Ph.D. (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Support ServicesProfile and contact info
Student SUPPORT SpecialistProfile and contact info
Academic AdvisorProfile and contact info