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The SSS program at Johnston Community College is the only program of its kind in Johnston County, and was initially funded in 2001.
Student Support Services (TRiO) Staff
Carrol Warren, Director
Carrol Warren is a graduate of Meredith College and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education. She joined TRiO in 2005 and as Director, Carrol is responsible for planning, developing, and administering the Student Support Services TRiO grant program.
The director also serves as the College's liaison to the U.S. Department of Education's program and grants officers. She has over 10 years of experience in serving adults in a variety of capacities and was a first-generation student herself. Carrol enjoys the accepting, inviting and encouraging atmosphere that TRiO offers students.
S T R E N G T H S – RESTORATIVE – DEVELOPER – CONSISTENCY – POSITIVITY – RESPONSIBILITY
Brandy Daingerfield, MA, TRiO Tutorial Coordinator
Brandy Daingerfield is a graduate of Ashford University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Education with a Reading Literacy concentration. She joined TRiO in 2014 and, as the Tutorial Coordinator, Brandy is responsible for coordinating training for tutors, reviewing tutorial and study group guidelines with students, monitoring student progress and TRiO labs, and evaluating the tutoring and study group needs of the program. The Tutorial Coordinator also serves as a contributing team member of TRiO in enhancing the success of JCC students. Brandy has over six years’ experience as a tutor for adult learners. Brandy believes in supporting students so that they recognize the relationship between their current studies and the real-world application of the learning process.
S T R E N G T H S – LEARNER – ACHIEVER – INTELLECTION – STRATEGIC – INPUT
Mary Hodge, TRiO Program Assistant
Mary Hodge has a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from Campbell University and is currently pursuing further education. Her career history consists of program administration, case management, crisis counseling, and clerical work. For the last 6 years, she worked as a program coordinator and social worker for a local domestic and sexual violence agency. Mary is often the first staff member students meet when coming into the TRiO office. She is responsible for greeting students, scheduling appointments and helping maintain TRiO databases including ensuring students meet mandatory TRiO requirements. Mary also plans and coordinates TRiO workshops and trips off campus. She is a valuable TRiO team member and supports the success of all TRiO students.
S T R E N G T H S – RESTORATIVE – CONSISTENCY – POSITIVITY – DEVELOPER – RESPONSIBILITY
Latifah Nixon, TRiO Workstudy Student
Latifah Nixon works with TRiO in the work study program. She helps the TRiO staff by filing, greeting students, and also assists with other various projects. Latifah is a JCC student enrolled in a transfer degree program and has plans to transfer to Barton College to major in Social Work. Latifah has also served as a volunteer on the TRiO Social Committee and has served the college as an Ambassador. Latifah enjoys seeing students in the TRiO program achieve their goals with the help of TRiO services.
S T R E N G T H S – LEARNER - RESTORATIVE – DEVELOPER – INPUT - RESPONSIBILITY
Dr. Michael Ammons, TRiO Counselor
Dr. Ammons joined TRiO in 2014. He completed an Associate’s degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Olive, and Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctorate of Education degrees from Liberty University. He has previously worked with the University of Mount Olive in a variety of roles helping students from diverse backgrounds reach their goals of becoming four-year college graduates. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina Wesleyan College and has also taught courses at the University of Mount Olive, Wayne Community College, Miller Motte College, and American Public University. In addition to his experience in college settings working with students, he has experience working with the Department of Social Services. Dr. Ammons has also served our country with service in the United States Air Force. In TRiO he works to provide students with assistance in transitioning towards their educational goals. He leads PALS (Peer, Assistance, Leadership, and Support), is responsible for the TRiO Transfer Academy, and provides academic advising assistance. Students may also see Dr. Ammons for personal counseling or to receive financial literacy. He sees the value each student brings to TRiO and has a passion for helping students reach their academic and personal goals.
S T R E N G T H S – MAXIMIZER – ADAPTABILITY – RELATOR – POSITIVITY – INCLUDER