TRIO SSS Student Ambassadors

  • Charles Amponsah

    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Spanish
    Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
    Class of 2025

    Favorite thing about TRIO SSS: “The community it fosters and the many resources it provides for my college journey!”

    Favorite place on campus: “The CFAC (Covenant Fine Arts Center) because I get to sing and perform! As well as going to many events there with friends.”

  • Yirga Boeringa

    Major: Secondary Education – Social Studies
    Hometown: Minooka, IL
    Class of 2026

    Favorite place on campus: “The Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. Personally, I spend a lot of time there working out in the gym and/or playing basketball with my friends. It also includes some nice places to do your homework.”

    My favorite resource on campus: “The library. It has many places that you can get help from. The staff are very helpful and are ready to answer any of your questions. I enjoyed going to the library because I am more productive and more motivated to do homework there.”

  • Ivan Longoria

    Major: Art Education
    Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
    Class of 2025

    Favorite thing about TRIO SSS: “I love how welcoming the TRIO community has been, making it easier to seek help or resources when needed.”

    Favorite place on campus: “The climbing wall. I was encouraged to try it out, and quickly fell in love with the sport and enjoy being part of the community of climbers.”

  • Kaylyn Westhouse

    Major: Psychology and Spanish
    Minor: Special Education
    Hometown: Hudsonville, MI
    Class of 2023

    Favorite thing about TRIO: Connecting with people!

    Favorite place on campus: The ecosystem preserve. I love spending time outdoors and the preserve offers a peaceful place to refocus and reflect amidst the busy schedule and life that comes with being a college student.