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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

DeMone Johnson

DeMone G. J. Johnson is a proud two time graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where he earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology with minors in French, English, and Theology as well as his Masters of Art in Secondary Education with emphasis on Special Education. DeMone’s passion for education started at an early age with his household toys and family being amongst his first students. As a call to this passion, he entered the teaching profession in the New Orleans Public School system, one of the first all charter networks in the country. During his tenure as an educator, DeMone has had the opportunity to hold several positions from classroom teacher, instructional supervisor, mentor educator, and various teacher leader positions across the school campuses he has served. DeMone holds the educational philosophy that “education is holistic and extends beyond the classroom”. As a commitment to this belief, DeMone co-founded a mentor group with his educational peers to serve and advocate for the students of the city, routinely volunteers for homework/test-prep clinics, as well as assisting in any adult educational services to better serve the families of the community. DeMone prides himself on being an educator, advocate, and mentor. DeMone is excited to go beyond the classroom once more through his role as Project Advisor for TRIO Student Support Services where he hopes to foster relationships with his students and most importantly help to transform their lives in unimaginable ways.

Monroe Library, 229D    504-865-3185

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Program Specialist Graduate Assistant

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 is a graduate student for Loyola's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  As a program specialist, Magen enjoys working to fulfill TRIO's mission of ensuring our students graduate.

Monroe Library, 229    504-865-2121

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