Meet the Staff

Tracy Artis, M.P.A.  Executive Director, Federal TRIO Programs

Michelle CurrieMrs. Artis serves as director for Upward Bound-Bibb, Upward Bound-BHW, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services and the Office of Nontraditional and Evening Services (ONES Program). In addition, she also has responsibilities for Minority Affairs, the Minority Mentors and Opportunity Scholars Pre-Orientation Programs. A member of the University community since 1995, she previously served as director of the Office of Nontraditional and Evening Services, associate director of the Educational Opportunity Center and a graduate program specialist in Mercer’s Tift College of Education.  Mrs. Artis earned her Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Central Arkansas and Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University.

Phone: (478) 301-2686

Taylor Johnson, M.S. Assistant Director, Opportunity Scholars Program

TaylorJMrs.Taylor Johnson is originally from Washington D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University in Communicative Sciences & Disorders with a minor in Leadership Studies. She completed her graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration & Services. Ms. Jessamy also serves as an advisor for the Minority Mentor Program.

Phone: (478) 301-2939

Christina Hunter, M.S., L.A.P.C.  Counselor & Program Coordinator, Opportunity Scholars Program

ChristinaMueller3Mrs.Christina Hunter is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. As an undergrad, Mrs. Hunter attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in business administration.  She completed her graduate studies at Mercer University, where she received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Mrs. Hunter obtained her License Associate of Professional Counseling and is in the process of gaining hours to be a fully licensed therapist. She now serves as the newest Counselor in Opportunity Scholars of Mercer's  TRIO Programs. Her passion lies with meeting students on their level in order to promote self-awareness & self-care during their college experience.

Phone: (478) 301-2660


Ms. Debbie Dove, Administrative Clerk

Ms. Dove has been a part of the TRIO family for over 10 years. She is located in the office of TRIO Programs, 3rd Floor Connell Student Center.

Phone: (478) 301-2686