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Seton Hall University


Shanetta S. Lillard, Director of Federal TRIO Upward Bound Program.
Prior to Seton Hall University, Mrs. Lillard was the Accelerated Learning Program Coordinator and an English Professor at Passaic County Community College. She holds a B.A. in print and broadcast journalism from Delaware State University, M.A. in English and professional writing from Long Island University, and is currently a doctoral student at Walden University studying Higher Education and Adult Learning.

Abena Douglas, Associate Director.
Prior to Upward Bound, Ms. Douglas was a Tutor/Mentor for GEAR UP Newark and is a graduate of Kean University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has graduated from Seton Hall University with a M.A. in Psychological Studies.

Samantha Dow-Hankerson, Educational Coordinator.
Mrs. Dow-Hankerson was a counselor at NJIT Upward Bound program, prior to Upward Bound. She has 20 years combined as a counselor, adjunct professor and coordinator in Higher Education. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree from Bennett College. 

Keshia Crawford, Secretary.
Mrs. Crawford was the Secretary for 6 years in the TRiO Student Support Services Program at Passaic County Community College. While working for the program she also worked on her degree, in which she graduated in 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Humanities.

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