TRiO Staff

TRiO Staff

M. Theresa Bloskey, director

M. Theresa Bloskey Bloskey, a native of Danville, and returned to the area in 1986 after studying at Shippensburg University, working in the York, Harrisburg, Johnstown areas and graduate school at Temple University. She has been a social work practitioner since 1978 and working with TRiO SSS since it was grant funded in 1998. In addition to her responsibilities in TRiO SSS, Bloskey works with graduate social work students from Marywood University, supervises a BU graduate assistant, is co-chair of the BU Commission on the Status of Women, co-advisor for WISE student women's group and advisor to the BU field hockey team.

Toni M. Barrile, assistant director

Toni M. Barrile Barrile has two undergraduate degrees from BU in geography/urban and regional planning and secondary education social studies and a master's in education from BU. Barrile began working in TRiO SSS in January 2006. Previously, Barrile worked for BU's TRiO Upward Bound for several years. In addition, she is on the executive board of the BU Commission on the Status of Women and a co-advisor to the WISE student women's group. Michele Frazier

Michele Frazier, program secretary

Frazier, who has been the program secretary for TRiO SSS since January 1998, encourages students to stop in the office anytime for any reason. She says, "We're here to help. It's always a pleasure to meet and work with the students who enroll in SSS and see how the support they receive from our staff and tutors helps them reach their goals.”