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About the Supportive Services Program

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Encouraging students to reach their goals


The Supportive Services Program (SSP) encourages all students to be academically successful through the facilitation of peer-to-peer collaborative networks, which foster the development of a strong foundation in academic knowledge and learning skills.


The Supportive Services Program (SSP) is housed under the Academic Writing & Learning Center (AWLC). Please see UMD’s organizational chart for more information.

Patrick Eidsmo

Patrick Eidsmo, Instructor

Office Location: KAML 212
Phone: (218) 726-6074

Spring '21 Office Hours: Via Zoom
Tuesday: 9:30 -11:00 AM
And by appointment.


Anna Gavrilova, Assistant Professor

Office Location: KAML 214
Phone: (218) 726-8724

Spring '21 Office Hours: In-person and via Zoom
Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM 
And by appointment.

Sam Shanks

Sam Shanks, Assistant Professor / UMD Seminar Coordinator

Office Location: KAML 341
Phone: (218) 726-7423

Spring '21 Office Hours:
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday: 10:00-11:00 AM
And by appointment.