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Mississippi

We’re a college access program of the Woodward Hines Education Foundation.

Woodward Hines Education Foundation

Elevating Mississippi to a Higher Degree

Our mission is to help more Mississippians obtain postsecondary credentials, college certificates, and degrees that lead to meaningful employment.

Ascent to 55%

Improving Mississippi’s Workforce by Degrees

Our goal is to strengthen the quality and quantity of Mississippi’s workforce by increasing levels of postsecondary educational attainment among working-age adults.

We think college is for everyone.

Let's be clear. All students should be prepared to go to college. By 2025, 65% of all jobs will require a post-secondary degree. It can be a four-year degree or beyond, but it can also be a two-year community college degree or a certificate in career and technical education.

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So we’re opening doors to schools and jobs for all Mississippians.
Thanks to college, I have the belief that anything can happen—that I can pursue the things I love.

Andy Flores

University of Mississippi

Danny Thompson

Assistant Director of GEAR UP Outreach

Education
Bachelor's degree from Belhaven University.
More about Danny
When Danny is around, there is never a dull moment. He loves softball and his two kids and, when he is not stealing bases on the field, he is stealing the hearts of everyone he comes into contact with. Danny is happiest when he is on the road and in high schools working one-on-one with students and families.

Kierstan Dufour

Assistant Director and Project Manager

Education
Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi College, and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Kierstan
At G2C, Kierstan is the office "mastermind," who is always ready to throw a new idea (or several) into the mix. In her free time, Kierstan can be found reading (Harry Potter) or making memories traveling the world. Never one to be a home-body she has always been “a doer.” Whether she is hosting a shrimp boil, organizing tailgates, kayaking local rivers, or volunteering, Kierstan is always out and about. ‘Laissez le bon temps rouler!’ 

Lauren Livingston

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration, Mississippi State University
More about Lauren
With a background in college Admissions and Marketing, Lauren's experience allows her to creatively develop solutions and ideas for students. When not working, she can often be found spending time with family, running, reading, or browsing used book stores. She also loves to travel with family and friends and dreams of visiting every U.S. national park one day.

Shannon Grimsley

Outreach Program Director

Education
Associate's degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College, Bachelor's degree from Delta State University, and Master's degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Shannon
Shannon has never met a detail she didn't like! She is highly-organized and attentive. Nothing gets past her. She joined the G2C team after spending a decade in college admissions at Millsaps College. She is our resident college admission guru. Shannon loves spending time at the beach, but instead you can find her chasing (and cleaning up) after her spouse, two teenage sons, and dogs.

Stacy Sneed

Assistant Director and Data Coordinator

Education
Bachelor degree from Millsaps College, and CPP Certification for MBTI Instruments.
More about Stacy
At Get2College, we like to think of Stacy as "the glue." She is fun, considerate, and a fierce advocate for students facing barriers to college. She is our resident data nerd, and helps the G2C team better understand the impact of our work. She has two pups and a serious love of coffee from local coffee shops. If you see her, ask her what she's reading (because she always is).

Brandi Lyndall

Director of GEAR UP Outreach

Education
Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Spring Hill College. She loved her time at Spring Hill so much.
More about Brandi
Brandi is the G2C "Mover and Shaker.” After working for more than a decade in higher education, she knows a thing or two about college admission and financial aid. Brandi is extremely creative and is considered an innovator among staff (and others). She has two daughters, who keep her plate full. In the off chance that she finds a few moments to herself, Brandi can be found with her nose in a book or cheering on Bama (Roll Tide).

Ann Hendrick

Director of the Get2College Program

Education
Bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College; Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University
More about Ann
Managing the Get2College Division for the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, she juggles all three Get2College Centers and supports the foundation’s college access initiatives. When not at work, Ann loves cooking, gardening, and being with grandchildren. She’s one step from being affectionately classified as a crazy cat lady.

Latanya O’Bryant

Administrative Assistant

Education
Associate's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
More about Latanya
Latanya brings order to the North Mississippi Get2College Center. Her hardworking, can-do attitude and strong organizational skills keep everything running smoothly and on track. Latanya is a natural explorer with a keen sense of adventure. When she is not at the office, she enjoys travel and spending time with her husband.  

Daniela Griffin

North MS Director

Education
Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Florida, and Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Daniela
Daniela is fast to rejoice in the success of the students she counsels (almost as fast as she ran the 200 meter dash in college!). Her 18-year track and field career has transitioned into coaching and cheering on her students and mentees from the sidelines. Daniela is also the brains and creative genius behind the G2C Camp College program. In Daniela's free time she can be found watching 90s sitcoms including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, and A Different World. She enjoys thrifting, decorating, and the arts. While she has a pescatarian, vegan-ish lifestyle, she loves Cajun and Caribbean food.

Charlie Herrington

Assistant Director of Outreach

Education
Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, and Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Charlie
Charlie is the “Big Timer” of the North Mississippi G2C office. Not only is he 6’4, he also has a big time sense of humor. He always has a witty comment or practical joke (or two) in his back pocket. At home, Charlie enjoys playing video games, watching Netflix, and watching college football. He considers himself a "foodie," with a strong preference for Chinese food and chicken wings.

Stephen Brown

Assistant Director of Outreach

Education
Bachelor's degree from Loyola University.
More about Stephen
Stephen brings creativity and a unique and thoughtful perspective to the G2C staff. His experience working with elementary and middle school students taught him that the road to college begins early. He is our resident ACT nerd and spends his free time taking practice tests… No, really… HE TAKES THE ACT FOR FUN. (Weird, right?) When he is not working, you can find him performing as hip hop artist extraordinaire 5th Child in local music venues, shopping for used Vinyl, or on a weekend getaway to New Orleans.

Carina Lindsey

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Education
Bachelor degree in Educational Psychology and Master's degree in Counselor Education and School Counseling from Mississippi State University, Education Specialist degree in Counseling form Mississippi College, and National Board Certified Counselor.
More about Carina
We like to think of Carina as the "Counselor's Counselor". As a former high school counselor, Director of Student Success at Belhaven University, and Pilot School Director at G2C, Carina has all the experience and knowledge at her fingertips. Carina spends her free time with family, friends, three dogs (Rocsi, Kate, and Missy), and new baby boy. She is a pescatarian and enjoys trying new seafood and vegan recipes. 

Brian Thomas

Jackson Director

Education
Bachelor's degree from Belhaven University.
More about Brian
Brian brings much-needed balance to the G2C team. Surrounded by creative, free-spirited coworkers, Brian adds the necessary amount of attention to detail to the mix. If you are looking for something on his desk, you will always find it, because his desk is always (unnervingly) clean and organized. When he is not working, Brian can be found outside kayaking, working in the yard, and hiking.

Angela Wade

Administrative Assistant

Education
Associate's degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College
More about Angela
“The Organizer” Angela serves as the air traffic controller for the Jackson Office. She greets everyone with a smile and is an undercover FAFSA Ninja! She loves weekend trips to Memphis, her two pups, and spending time watching her two teenage sons playing ball.

Raven Alexander

Administrative Assistant

Education
Associate's degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama.
More about Raven
If you want to know if the Get2College program helps Mississippi students, just ask Raven. As a student at Biloxi High School, Raven visited the Gulf Coast Get2College Center for college planning help and look at her now! When she is not working, Raven enjoys going to movies, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with her three adorable nephews.

Mollie McCarroll

Assistant Director of Outreach

Education
Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Mollie
Mollie is the "friend," who uses her own experience as a student to guide students through the (sometimes scary) college process. To say that she is a "people person," is a buge understatement! She loves her family and friends and enjoys being active, traveling, and drinking LOTS of coffee (from Bright-Eyed Brew Company in Ocean Springs). Music is her passion and she can often be found leading worship for her church or on stage participating in local theatre and musical productions.

Malcolm Williams

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Education
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of the Ozarks, and Master's degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University.
More about Malcolm
Malcolm is the resident "idea guy" of the Mississippi Gulf Coast G2C team. He brings creativity and a fresh perspective the work of college access. Malcolm is a longtime fan of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and Real Madrid soccer team! He is extremely family oriented and loves spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys music, traveling, and great food!

Kimberly Trosclair

Gulf Coast Director

Education
Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Kimberly
As a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Kimberly brings hospitality and a genuine sense of welcoming to the G2C staff. Her second home is Disney World and we are pretty sure that she has standing reservations there! A master road-runner, Kimberly can often be found chauffeuring her daughters to soccer practice, cheering them on from the sidelines, and chasing her little boy. In the off chance that she finds a moment or two to herself, you will find her shopping or on the water.

Ainsley Ash

Communications and Impact Project Manager

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi
More about Ainsley
As a first-generation college grad, Ainsley knows firsthand, the importance of making college accessible. She loves all things Mississippi and all things education, so let's just say that Ainsley fits in perfectly at G2C. The great love of her life is her eighteen-year-old cat, Lady. She loves to buy second-hand clothing, furniture, and books.  

Brittany Willard

Graphic Designer

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Southern Mississippi
More about Brittany
Brittany brings the fun, creativity, and graphics! When she isn't designing, you will likely find her driving around town, binge-watching Netflix, or exploring Pinterest. Some of Brittany's other hobbies include reading, playing video games, and creating digital art!  

Courtney Lange

Director of Communications & Impact

Education
Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communications from Mississippi College, and PhD. in Human Capital Development from the University of Southern Mississippi.
More about Courtney
Courtney carries an extra-strength dose of creativity with her wherever she goes. She loves coffee, her dogs (Oliver and Winston), fancy cheese, fresh flowers, and adventure.

Get to know the team.

Danny Thompson

Assistant Director of GEAR UP Outreach

Kierstan Dufour

Assistant Director and Project Manager

Lauren Livingston

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Shannon Grimsley

Outreach Program Director

Stacy Sneed

Assistant Director and Data Coordinator

Brandi Lyndall

Director of GEAR UP Outreach

Ann Hendrick

Director of the Get2College Program

Latanya O’Bryant

Administrative Assistant

Daniela Griffin

North MS Director

Charlie Herrington

Assistant Director of Outreach

Stephen Brown

Assistant Director of Outreach

Carina Lindsey

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Brian Thomas

Jackson Director

Angela Wade

Administrative Assistant

Raven Alexander

Administrative Assistant

Mollie McCarroll

Assistant Director of Outreach

Malcolm Williams

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Kimberly Trosclair

Gulf Coast Director

Ainsley Ash

Communications and Impact Project Manager

Brittany Willard

Graphic Designer

Courtney Lange

Director of Communications & Impact

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Ocean Springs, MS 37564

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2616 Lakeward Drive

Jackson, MS 39216

601.321.5533

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5699 Getwell Road Building H Suite 3

Southaven, MS 39564

662.349.2789

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