Staff and Advisors
Tracy Artis, M.P.A. Executive Director, Federal TRIO Programs
Phone: (478) 301-2686
Nicole Small, M.A., LAPC, Assistant Director, Student Support Services & Minority Mentor Program Advisor
Nicole Small is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Nicole has completed her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University, and attended Mercer University and earned a BA in Biology. Nicole has worked at Mercer University for over 10 years as a TRIO professional, additionally garnering experience as a student affairs professional. As Assistant Director, Nicole’s focus is on helping students get to their desired educational goal through innovative wraparound services. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Opportunity Scholars in Mercer University TRIO Programs/Student Support Services.
Phone: (478) 301-2446
Ken Blair, M.B.A. Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound & Minority Mentor Program Advisor
Mr. Blair received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Education from Mercer University. He received a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University. Mr. Blair is currently a doctorial candidate in the Doctor of Education Leadership in Higher Education. Prior to joining Federal TRIO Programs in 2017, he served as an Associate Director of Financial Aid for 3 years at Mercer University.