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Student Support Services
Brown Hall
105 West O Street, Suite 345
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 880-4172
Fax: (479) 880-4239
trio.sss@atu.edu

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Our Staff

 

 Lori Wineland

Lori Wineland
(479)880-4121
lwineland@atu.edu

Director of Student Support Services

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2010
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1994

Around the Office:
Lori has been affectionately crowned “financial aid queen” as she has vast experience educating and assisting students in financial aid accrual and maintenance. She manages the federal grant and department operations, leads financial literacy sessions, and advises students.

College Qualifiers for SSS:
Low-income
First-generation college student
Disability

Hobbies:
Lori enjoys kayaking with her husband and spoiling their two schnauzers. 

Signature Themes:
Achiever, Includer, Learner, Responsibility, and Connectedness

What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?
Dresses with pockets!

What job would you be terrible at?
Pro basketball player. All you have to do is meet me and you’ll know why.

What’s your favorite quote?
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

 

Lindsey Riedmueller

Lindsey Riedmueller
(479)880-4123
lriedmueller@atu.edu

Student Support Services Advisor 

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2011
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 2008

Around the Office:
Lindsey coordinates our workshops, events and cultural enrichment trips each semester. She also designs many of our advertising materials and operates our social media pages.

College Qualifiers for SSS:
Low-income
First-generation college student 

Hobbies:
Outdoor hikes and crafty projects.

Signature Themes:
Adaptability, Empathy, Relator, Belief, and Positivity.

What was your favorite toy or game as a kid?
Dream Phone 

What are you a “closet” fan of?
Bluegrass music

Favorite spot on campus and why?
Norman Hall. I like visiting to see student artwork all over the walls and exploring featured artists’ work in the gallery; I like to remember my art classes and the feeling of endless possibilities.

 

Nichole Edwards

Nichole Edwards
(479)880-4122
nedwards4@atu.edu

Teacher Prep/ Student Support Services Advisor

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2012
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 2010

Around the Office:
Nichole manages our textbook acquisition, coordinates and supervises tutors, and advises students. She also assembles data to help us be more efficient in accomplishing our mission and identifying services needed.

College Qualifiers for SSS:
Low-income
First-generation college student

Hobbies:
Spending time at home with her husband and yellow lab Daisy and volunteering with the Scholars Fund for Education.

Signature Themes:
Input, Intellection, Learner, Harmony, and Restorative.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Travel to Europe, Go to a Billy Ray Cyrus Concert (this has been on my list since I was 4), Visit all 50 states (so far I have only been to 19 states).

What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
Juicy Couture Tracksuits--those things were so comfy! Or Beanie Babies. I still own a ton of those things; they are going to be worth a fortune someday!

Favorite spot on campus and why?
I love anywhere on campus where there is a bench to sit on and enjoy the weather. As a student, I used to sit on the benches outside of the library or McEver to read or do homework.

 

 Sara Brownlee

Sara Brownlee
(479)964-0583 ext 3805
sbrownlee@atu.edu 

Teacher Prep Student Support Services Advisor

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2019
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 2007

Around the Office:
Sara brings valuable experience to our Teacher Prep program through her background in the College of Education and K-12 teaching experience. She designs programming for our TPSSS participants and serves as a liaison with Education faculty.

College Qualifier for SSS:
First-generation college student

Hobbies:
Working out and watching my boys play sports.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Travel to Scotland, write a novel, and build a house.

What was your favorite toy or game as a kid?
I always loved to bring extra worksheets home and play “teacher” with my younger sister and cousins.

What is something your friends would consider "so you"?
Anything literary or book related.

Desiree Wait
(479)880-4172
dwait@atu.edu

Records Management Analyst