Meet the Staff
Tracy Artis, M.P.A. Executive Director, Federal TRIO Programs
Mrs. 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.
Nicole Small, M.A., L.A.P.C. Assistant Director & Program Coordinator, Opportunity Scholars Program
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.
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