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Student Support Services

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Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and have a documented disability.  We provide a holistic approach to working with students designed to aid in retention and graduation. 


We are dedicated to guide and support you on becoming Our Next Success Story. Our staff and student workers are available to work with you on a one-on-one and group basis. We provide a comprehensive program of academic support combined with personal and career exploration that will maximize your chances for persistence to graduation.


The first step is to enroll in SSS and take advantage of the programs and services it offers, please fill out APPLICATION (application in .pdf format) and return to:


Lydia Wims, Director via email or bring to the office at the following address:

University of Kentucky
Student Support Services
6 Alumni Gym
Lexington, KY 40506-0029


Student Support Services Scholarship(s) form

(file is in Microsoft Word format)
Please complete this form and email it, along with the essay, to Valerie Rister or mail it to the offices of SSS, Attention: Valerie Rister, by the end of December, 2014.


Study Skills Classes Schedule


TAC: Taking Academic Control
Mondays, 3:00pm - SSS Office
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - Baldwin Hall

Me Inc.

Wednesdays, 11:00am - SSS Office

Habits of Mind

Thursdays, 3:30 pm - SSS Office


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"Big Blue Family" VIDEO: Jim and Lydia Wims Help UK Students Succeed



For more on this story, please visit UKNOW!


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SSS Student Spotlight


Mr. Isaiah M. Satram is a student in the College of Agriculture studying Agriculture Economics. As a student of the University of Kentucky, he participated in a number of program opportunities that engaged and assisted him obtaining his goals. Through working in the CARES office and in MANNRS he was able to network with numerous people on campus and community. In addition he was able to travel to different colleges and learn about the different graduate schools and programs through his participation in the Graduate School Preparation Course offered by Student Support Services. According to Mr. Satram the course, "This course was one of the most beneficial classes I've taken while at UK. It made my fall semester of my senior year one of my best and most memorable."

Agricultural Economics was the first and only major he had declared. After meeting and talking with so many people and professors involved in the Agriculture Department he had determined this was the perfect fit. Also the department provided many opportunities and is one of the most, "employable majors at UK and it inspired me to go this route. Another reason I went this route was I have a passion for outdoors and real appreciation for what agriculture has to offer and affects our lives on a daily basis."

Upon graduation, Mr. Satram has accepted a position with Consolidated Grain and Barge (CBG). He will be relocating to Ohio and also be attending Ohio State University graduate school. "All this happened in the fall semester of my senior year. I truly say I would not have accomplished any of this if it were not for being a part of SSS and MANRRS. I encourage any and every one to join!"



Advisory Board Review, May 2013
Advisory Board Breakfast 2013 Student Accolades