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Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC)

Staff Directory

Photo of Emily Abrams Emily Abrams Academic Advisor, TRIO Program
(517) 353-5210

Emily Abrams is an Academic Advisor for the TRIO program, located in 209 Bessey hall. Emily has worked at Michigan State University since 2020 and for the NSSC since January 2022. She has her Bachelor of Music, Music Performance from Otterbein University and Masters of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University – Oxford and is currently working on her PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University.…

Photo of Ariel Arnold Ariel Arnold Interim Assistant Director, TRIO SSS Program
517-884-8466
Photo of Terria Crank Terria Crank Student Engagement Coordinator
(517) 884-6609

Terria L. Crank is the Detroit M.A.D.E scholars program Student Engagement Coordinator, located in Bessy Hall. She has her Bachelors of Science in Women & Gender Studies and a Masters of Education in Higher Education from Grand Valley State University. Terria is very passionate about helping students transition in all facets from high school into college and exposing students to new opportunities for their development and engagement on campus while also helping them take their big picture goals and making them into reality.

Photo of Freddie DeRamus Freddie DeRamus Neighborhood Advisor
517-884-4080

Freddie DeRamus is an Academic Advisor in the River Trail Neighborhood, located in McDonel hall. Freddie has worked at Michigan State University since 2021. He has his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University and Masters in Arts in Education from the University of Michigan. As a former student, Freddie wishes the NSSC was here when he was a student and wishes he could have had himself as an advisor too.…

Photo of Erika Espinoza Erika Espinoza Neighborhood Advisor
517-884-4080

Erika Espinoza comes to Michigan State from a wide experiences in career counseling within the higher education field. Both as graduate intern and serving as career advisor, Erika previously worked at two different institutions—California State University Northridge (CSUN) and more recently at the Pasadena City College (PCC). Erika teaching and facilitating experiences include first-year seminar at PCC, graduate mentor group facilitator, and Cal facilitation team and Blueprint leaders for social justice.…

Photo of Perry Fittrer PhD Perry Fittrer, PhD Director, TRIO SSS Program; Deputy Director, NSSC
(517) 884-6670

Perry Fittrer is the Deputy Director, NSSC and the Director of the Office of Supportive Services. Perry has been at Michigan State University since August, 2018. He holds a BS in Recreation Administration from California State University, Chico, a MA in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.…

Photo of Sariah Flores-Shutts Sariah Flores-Shutts Office Manager
(517) 884-4080
Photo of Qiana Green Qiana Green Deputy Director
517-884-4050

Dr. Qiana Green is the Deputy Director for Advising in the NSSC Central office, located in the Union. Dr. Green has been working full time at Michigan State University since 2017, but has worked in multiple undergraduate positions since 1997. She has worked at the NSSC since July 2019. Dr. Green has her B.S.…

Photo of Jonglim Han MA Jonglim Han, MA Assistant Director, Dow STEM Program
517-884-6675

Jonglim Han is the Dow STEM Scholarship Program Advisor located in Bessey Hall. Jonglim has worked at Michigan State University since 2003 and with the NSSC since 2015. She has her BA in American Culture, Emphasis in Minority Studies and her MA in Student Affairs Administration. Jonglim enjoys working with students, especially those underserved, and assisting them to realize and fulfill their full potential and utilize all opportunities available to them.

Photo of Joy R. Hannibal PhD Joy R. Hannibal, PhD Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars Assistant Director
(517) 884-6680

Joy Hannibal is the Assistant Director for the Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars program, located in Bessey Hall. Joy has worked at Michigan State University since 2012 and with the NSSC since 2016. She has her BA in Psychology from UCLA, her MS in School Counseling from California State University, Long Beach and her PhD at Michigan State University.…

Photo of Ashley Hewlett Ashley Hewlett New Student Orientation
(517) 355-8490
Photo of Charles Jackson III Charles Jackson III New Student Orientation
Photo of Britney James Britney James Academic Advisor, DOW STEM Program

Britney James is an Academic Advisor for the Dow STEM Scholars program, located in 209 Bessey Hall. Britney has worked at Michigan State University since 2012 and for the NSSC since January, 2022. She has her B.S in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, Teaching Certificate from Siena Heights University, and M.A. in Educational Administration from Northern Michigan University.…

Photo of D’Wayne Jenkins PhD D’Wayne Jenkins, PhD Neighborhood Director
(517) 884-6680

D’Wayne Jenkins is the Neighborhood Director for the South Neighborhood, located in Holden hall. D’Wayne joined Michigan State University in August, 2018. He has his BS in Biological Sciences and his MS in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and has earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Central Michigan University.

Photo of Jeff Lent Jeff Lent Neighborhood Advisor
817-884-4050
Photo of Kang Li PhD Kang Li, PhD Neighborhood Advisor
517-884-6680

Kang Li is an Academic Advisor in the South Neighborhood Engagement Center, located in Holden Hall. Dr. Li has been working at Michigan State University since 2005 and with the NSSC since 2013. He has his BS in Crop Sciences and his MA in Agroeconomics and Management from HuaZhong Agricultural University in China. Dr.…

Photo of Charles Liu “Charlie” Charles Liu, “Charlie” Advising Director
517-884-4080

Charles “Charlie” Liu is the Advising Director in the River Trail Neighborhood, located in McDonel hall. Charlie has been working at Michigan State University since 2011 and with the NSSC since 2017. He has his BA in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California Irvine and his Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law.…

Photo of Felicia McAllister BA Felicia McAllister, BA OSS Advisor
(517) 884-6610
Photo of Tierra Nelson Tierra Nelson Marketing, Branding & Communications (MBC) Coordinator
(517) 884-3679
Photo of Kristi Porrell Kristi Porrell Executive Assistant to the Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives & Director of Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
(517) 355-3515

Kristi Porrell is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Genyne L. Royal in the NSSC Central office, located in the Union. Kristi has been working at Michigan State University since 2014. She has her BA in Marketing from Michigan State University. Kristi enjoys helping students succeed in their time here on campus and collaborating with everyone in our unit.

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