TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center


The TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federal program administered by Danville Community College and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assists clients who are interested in entering or re-entering post-secondary education.  

The goal of the TRIO EOC program is to serve 1,000 high school seniors and adults who live in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Patrick, and Franklin counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville with their pursuit to any 2-year or 4-year college/university.  The TRIO EOC is “Your Gateway to College!” 

  • Our Participants
    • Live in the TRIO EOC service region
    • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Desire to continue their education
    • Have not earned a bachelor's degree and have parents who have not completed a bachelor's degree
    • Meet certain income guidelines
  • Services: (Walk-ins are welcomed! Individual or group sessions are available.)
    • Admission Applications
    • Financial Aid Applications (FAFSA)
    • College Information
    • Academic and Career Counseling
    • Scholarship Information
    • Transfer Assistance
    • Referrals to Community Agencies
    • Financial Literacy Information
  • Contact Us!

    The TRIO EOC's main office is located in the Wyatt Building, Room 109 on the Danville Community College campus.  Contact 434-797-8577 or 1-800-560-4291 x288577,, click CONTACT TRIO EOC, or scan the QR code for an appointment at any TRIO EOC location.



Sharon Harris

Sharon Harris

TRIO Project Director of Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
Doreen Coleman

Doreen Coleman

TRIO EOC Education Specialist/Tech Support
Camille Younger

Camille Younger

TRIO EOC Education Specialist
Shirley Williams

Shirley Williams

TRIO EOC Education Specialist