Student Support Services - Contact
Our offices are located in the newly renovated wing of the University Union. We share an extended suite with the other TRIO programs as well as the EOP office. Our common reception room is located at UU-256, and once inside head to the right.
Enjoy our new tutorial center at UU-263!
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Support Services
Post Office Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902
Student Support Services Staff
Marty Wygmans is the Project Director for TRiO Programs and Executive Director of Student Services at Binghamton University. She oversees a number of programs at the university, including Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Veterans Services programs. As part of her duties she writes the grant proposals which fund Upward Bound and Student Support Services. Additionally, she supervises staff, handles budgetary matters, and ensures compliance with federal regulations. Marty also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Master of Arts in Agency Counseling. She is working on her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration.
Stephen Rebello is the Assistant Director and an Academic Counselor for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. He oversees the day-to-day functions of the program and provides leadership for the staff. Steve also provides academic, personal, and career counseling for students. He enjoys being an instructor for supplemental biology courses, First Year Experience courses, and the TRiO Mentor Professional Internship Course. You will find Steve engaged in the campus community through committees, boards, and volunteer opportunities. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education and a Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education. He believes education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle and is glad to be in a career that focuses on this goal.
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Marissa Zelman hails from the city of bright lights and ventured up north to Binghamton in pursuit of her BA in English, euphorically trading in NYC skyscrapers, bodegas, and subways for fresh air, snow forts, and carousels. Marissa found her passion for education while teaching for EOP's Summer Program (BEP), ultimately earning her MAT in English. She now provides academic, personal, and career counseling as Senior Academic Counselor for the SSS Program, truly enjoying her humanitarian vocation. Marissa is the Instructor of Record for WRIT100, a supplemental writing course taken in conjunction with WRIT111; teaches the second half of the TRIO Mentor Training Internship Course, CDCI 395; and has more recently taken on enrollment management for the SSS Program.
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David Best is originally from the Bronx, NY, but relocated to Binghamton, NY from Connecticut. David's passion for helping students along their journey through Higher Education came from his own experiences as a member of a program aimed to give opportunities to youth in Connecticut. As an Academic Counselor, David helps students achieve their goals and graduate. In addition to being an Academic Counselor, David is an instructor for WRIT 100. David graduated the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications and a Minor in African American Studies. He then went on to graduate Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. David is also a Brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
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Katelyn Newsham is the STEM Academic Counselor for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University. Upon graduating, she felt that her passion was pulling her towards education. She became a Teach For America corps member, teaching high school physics at a public charter school in Dallas, TX. After teaching for two years, she returned to Syracuse University where she then completed a Master of Science in Higher Education. She remains a STEM enthusiast and now provides academic, personal, and career counseling for the program's STEM students. She also enjoys teaching a First-Year Experience course, UNIV 101, and a grad school prep course for students in opportunity programs on campus, WTSN 301. Katelyn is a mentor for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) and mentors students considering a future career in higher education/student affairs. In her spare time, she is a die-hard college basketball fan and loves painting.
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Josh Perry is the Learning Specialist for Student Support Services at Binghamton University. Both in and out of the office, Josh is a man of many hats. In the office, he is primarily responsible for coordinating the office's tutoring program and maintaining the online presence of the office through this website, social media, and e-mail. He further assists the office as needed, taking on other projects and aiding the counselors. Josh currently teaches the CDCI 395 tutoring internship course which trains future SSS tutors. Josh has a background in music and history, with a BA in Music from SUNY Oneonta and ultimately switching from a masters in Music History to earn his Masters in Student Affairs Administration (with a focus on advising and leadership) from Binghamton University.
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Cindy Kery is Assistant Director for Administrative Services of TRiO Programs at Binghamton University. A former Upward Bound student, she began working part-time for TRiO in 1976. Cindy is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the TRiO Office. This includes student tracking, federal reporting, room reservations and paperwork such as applications, consent forms and stipends. She also handles Veteran Services paperwork. She has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Social Science.