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STARS is a federally funded TRIO program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities. Our mission is to empower scholars to:

  • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
  • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
  • Graduate as skilled, self-actualizing professionals and global citizens who lead through best practices and lifelong learning.

Services Provided (Free for STARS Scholars)

One-on-One Tutoring

Career Guidance

Individualized Academic Advising

Cultural Enrichment Activities

Priority Class Registration

Access to STARS computer Lab

Personal and Academic Support

FAFSA Assistance and Financial Literacy Training


1. First Generation (Neither parent/guardian has a four-year college degree), and/or

2. Financial need (receive the federal Pell Grant), and/or

3. Utilize the Rend Lake College Disability Services 

For more information feel free to browse our STARS brochure or email us here.


Director - TRIO Programs
Phone Extension: 1366
Building: South Oasis
Office: 112
M.S., Murray State University B.S., Murray State University
STARS Advisor
Phone Extension: 1720
Building: South Oasis
Office: 111
M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale | A.A., Rend Lake College
TRiO Program Specialist
Phone Extension: 1236
Building: South Oasis
Office: 113
B.S., Murray State University M.S., Murray State University
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
Phone Extension: ext. 1326
Building: South Oasis
Office: 110
B.A. , Union University | M.B.A. , University of Memphis