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 Christina M. Slocum

As the newest member to the TRiO Upward Bound Team, Christina is no stranger to TRiOLife or the Bloomsburg area.  She is a Central Columbia and Bloomsburg University graduate with prior years of experience with TRiO Students Support Services at Mansfield University!  Her educational background includes a Master’s degree from Indiana University of PA, Graduate Practicums with the Pennsylvania State University, State College Campus, and Florida State University, Panama City Campus, and post-master’s work from Mansfield University and Slippery Rock University.  A lifelong learner, Christina LOVES and VALUES opportunities within higher education, especially within the state system.   Last but not least…#TRiO4Life!

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.