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Upward Bound - Staff

Marty Wygmans
Project Director for TRiO Programs at Binghamton University
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Marty Wygmans oversees the university's Upward Bound, Student Support Services and Veterans Services programs. As part of her duties she writes the grant proposals which fund Upward Bound and Student Support Services. Additionally, she supervises staff, handles budgetary matters, and ensures compliance with federal regulations. Marty also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Master of Arts in Agency Counseling.

Nita Baldwin
Assistant Director and an Academic Counselor
(607) 768-9261
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Nita is responsible for coordinating Upward Bound's counseling program and counseling students. She also facilitates the Regents process and supervises student recruitment. In addition, during the Summer Residential Program, she trains and supervises staff, coordinates evening tutoring, and oversees student activities.

John Klenchik
Academic Counselor
(607) 372-7899
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John is responsible for counseling Upward Bound students and coordinating services for schools in the rural areas. During the Summer Residential Program, he coordinates services for students with Individualized Education Programs. He also assists with the scheduling of tutors and supervision of off-campus student events.

Jessica Friedman
Academic Counselor
(607) 321-9760
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Jessica is responsible for counseling Upward Bound students. She meets with them at their high schools and at the Binghamton University Campus. During the Summer Residential Program, Jessica assists in developing student academic schedules and helps to coordinate the tutors during study hours.

Cindy Kery
Assistant Director for Administrative Services of TRiO Programs at Binghamton University
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A former Upward Bound student, she began working part-time for TRiO in 1976. Cindy is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the TRiO Office. This includes student tracking, federal reporting, room reservations and paperwork such as applications, consent forms and stipends. She also handles Veteran Services paperwork. She has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Social Science.

Nancy Wiseman
Secretary for TRiO Programs at Binghamton University
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Nancy provides administrative support for the rest of the TRiO staff. This includes dealing with paperwork, document tracking, and student contact. She also schedules meetings, organizes events and assists with the development of reports required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Last Updated: 1/27/14