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Cyndi Harrelson
Trident Technical College
Charleston, SC

Since 2006, Cyndi has been the Administrative Assistant at the Educational Opportunity Center at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She earned a Diploma from Trident Technical College in Office Systems Technology in 2000 and a Bachelor\'s of Liberal Arts with a minor in Business Administration at Limestone College in 2016. Cyndi has worked with the NEOCA Executive Board since 2007 and has previously served as Secretary (2011-2012) and Vice President (2012-2014).


Vice President
Maxine Hudgins
EOC Counselor
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Maxine G. Hudgins, NEOCA Vice President, has served as a Counselor of Wayne State University TRiO Educational Opportunity Center since 2003. Maxine earned an Associate\'s of Arts degree from Chemeketa Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Social Science degree from Portland State University and a Master in Social Work (Children, Youth and Family) from Wayne State University. She was a first generation, low-income student and is a TRiO Alumnus from Portland State University.

Tonya Harris

Tonya K. Harris
Director EOC and ETS
Arkansas Northeastern College
Blytheville, AR

Tonya Harris has served as Director of TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and Educational Talent Search at Arkansas Northeastern College since 2012.  She was an Education Advisor for EOC from 2003-2011.  Tonya earned an AA and AAS from Arkansas Northeastern College, a Bachelor of Science Management-Human Resources for Arkansas State University, and a Master of Science in Operations Management- Human Resources.

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson, Ph.D.
Director, Pre-college TRIO Programs
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Dr. Nelson has over 30 years’ experience as a college access professional working with federally funded Title IV programs, including Educational Opportunity Centers, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, TRIO Training and GEAR UP.  Additionally, Dr. Nelson was a participant in the TRIO Student Support Services program as an undergraduate student.

Currently, Dr. Nelson is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the federally funded Educational Opportunity Center and Talent Search program at Indian Hills Community College.  The mission of both of these programs is to identify and assist individuals who are first-generation and low-income enroll and succeed in higher education.  Dr. Nelson earned her PhD from the University of Iowa in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, a Master’s of Science in Education from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts from Central College.