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Jill Hendricks

Director of Upward Bound Projects

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2006.
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2002.

Jill began working for the UBMS Academy as a summer intern in 2005, and soon joined the full-time staff in July as Target School Liaison. Jill worked as the Target School Liaison from 2005-2009 before being hired as the Director of Upward Bound Projects. She supervises all operations and implementation of objectives for the UBMS and UB programs.

Annie McNeely

Target School Liaison

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, pending.
B.P.S, Arkansas Tech University, 2013.

Annie was hired as the Target School Liaison for the Upward Bound Math and Science Academy in 2017. Her past experience as an Upward Bound summer intern in 2016 combined with 6 ½ years of experience in the Arkansas Tech University Admissions Office has been the perfect enhancement to the UBMS office. She is responsible for advising and mentoring all UBMS participants from Danville, Dardanelle, Two Rivers and Western Yell County.

Julia Smith

Graduate Assistant, Tutor Coordinator

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, pending
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 2015.

Julia joined the Upward Bound Projects staff in January 2016 as the Tutor Coordinator. Julia is an alumna of the Arkansas Tech University Upward Bound Classic program . As Tutor Coordinator, Julia will oversee the Upward Bound tutoring programs.