TRiO Upward Bound Faculty and Staff

TRiO Upward Bound Faculty and Staff

Project Director Tony Bellizia Prior to returning to his undergraduate alma mater, Tony was an Academic Specialist/Program Manager with TRiO Educational Opportunity Center in the Hazleton, PA office. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Misericordia University and continues his commitment to the TRiO mission.

Assistant Director Tia J.L. Dreckman After several years as Education Director with the Allentown Boys & Girls Club, Tia earned her M.Ed. in Secondary School Counseling from The Citadel. She is a PA and SC Certified School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Tia returned to her undergraduate Alma Mater in 2007 as Assistant Director of BU Upward Bound.

Academic Coordinator Jennifer L. Cughan Jennifer’s undergraduate degree is in Sociology with a minor in Political Science and History. After 11 years in the field of Exceptionalities and completing a master's program in Exceptionalities, she accepted her current position as the Academic Coordinator.

Project Secretary Theresa Baylor Theresa joined TRiO UB at the start of the 2012 Summer Academy in her part time role as project secretary. Theresa is an active member of her community, serving as secretary/treasurer of Franklin Township.