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TRIO Educational Talent Search

TRIO/ETS is a free, federally-funded program designed to help qualifying middle and high school students prepare for college.

TRIO/ETS specifically works with students who meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Learning or Physical Differences
  • Will be First-Generation College Student
    • This means that neither of your parents has completed a 4-year degree.


  • FREE Academic Support
    • Tutoring
    • SAT/ACT Prep
    • Academic Advising
    • Mentoring
  • FREE College Exploration
    • College Campus Visits
      (in NC & beyond!)
    • College Application Assistance
    • Application Fee Waivers
  • FREE Financial Assistance
    • Financial Literacy Workshops
    • Help applying for financial aid & scholarships
    • ACT/SAT Fee Waivers
  • FREE Fun Experiences
    • Field Trips
    • Social Events
    • Summer Experiences
      (Kayaking, Robotics, Art & more!)


CCC&TI TRIO Programs
Caldwell Campus B-Annex
2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson, NC
828-726-2726 • trioets1@cccti.edu


CCC&TI TRIO/ETS – Meet the Staff

Sarah Estes Cuthbert

Caldwell Campus

Success Coach, TRIO / ETS

Email: scuthbert@cccti.edu

Kristin Greene Ring

Caldwell Campus

Success Coach, TRIO / ETS

Email: kring@cccti.edu

Emily Garrison

Caldwell Campus

Director, TRIO Programs

Email: egarrison@cccti.edu

Elaine Harmon

Caldwell Campus
Elaine Harmon

TRIO Administrative Assistant

Email: eharmon@cccti.edu