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The TRIO Team

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Project Director

Norma (Jeannie) Brown

Jeannie Brown, a New Orleans native, is excited to serve as Loyola’s first TRIO-SSS Director, with over seven years of TRIO-SSS experience and alumnus of LOYOLA Upward Bound program. Her passion and determination will allow her and staff to creatively assist Loyola students from disadvantaged backgrounds to meet the program’s objectives of retention, good academic standing, and graduate from Loyola while mentoring and providing students with financial wellness. Jeannie believes in the motto of the federal educational outreach program “TRIO Works!” Within her community, Jeannie currently serves as President for the Louisiana Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (LACUSPA). Jeannie's service to this state organization is to ensure professionals around the state receive the tools needed to be outstanding within their line of work. Prior to joining the Loyola family Jeannie Brown started her higher education career at Delgado Community College where she has mastered and developed her craft within Student Affairs for over 13 years. Jeannie is a graduate from the University of New Orleans, earning her Masters in Higher Education Administration. Her passion and drive to help students are exceptional and she continues to craft her talent and passion to get students to their desired goals. It’s an honor to be a part of an institution of excellence. Jeannie is a mother of a vibrant 8-year-old son Ethan, aka “Mr. President.”

Monroe Library, 229E    504-865-3862

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Project Advisor

Magen Huntley

Magen is a graduate of Texas State University where she received a B.F.A. in Theatre: Performance and Production! While there, she worked as a Lead Peer Mentor where she supported the university's freshmen students and lead a team of other Peer Mentors. Also while in Texas, Magen founded and ran a student theatre company, where she and a team of fellow undergraduate artists produced works written, produced, and performed by undergraduate theatre students. She is originally from Pensacola, Florida. Magen. She is a graduate student for Loyola's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  As a Project Advisor, Magen enjoys working to fulfill TRIO's mission of ensuring our students graduate.

Monroe Library, 229D    504-865-3185


Program Specialist

Jocelyn Miles

Jocelyn serves as Program Specialist for TRIO Student Support Services. She is a South Jersey native who moved to New Orleans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in French. She is currently a graduate student at Loyola earning her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jocelyn is excited to be part of the Wolf Pack. As Program Specialist she looks forward to supporting and working closely with undergraduate students to fulfill Loyola’s TRIO program mission of enhancing students’ academic skills and improving retention and graduation rates.