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Brown Hall 333
Arkansas Tech University
105 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Jill Hendricks

Director of Upward Bound

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 for the UBMS Academy 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.


Shawna Davis

Target School Liaison

M.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2013.
B.S., Arkansas Tech University, 1992.

Shawna joined the Upward Bound team with its initial funding in September of 2007. Shawna has experience in the legal system, social work, and has also served as an Office Manager. She is responsible for advising and mentoring all UB participants from Atkins, Dover, Hector, Lamar, and Pottsville High Schools.


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.