Meet the Team - TRIO

Bryan Garcia

Bryan Garcia

Director of Support Programs

Bryan Garcia

Director of Support Programs

Bryan believes in the power of connections and aspires to build strong, meaningful relationships. Witnessing students reach their full potential makes Bryan’s heart sing. This is especially true for those who at one time may have doubted themselves! This is why he works at TRIO. On a personal level Bryan loves pizza, reading novels, astronomy, and being outdoors.
Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Assistant Director

Tiffany Jamieson-Ward

Assistant Director

Tiffany's goal is to inspire youth to reach their potential and help them to become engaged citizens of the world. She enjoys genealogical research, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Ken Grotell

Ken Grotell

Educational Counselor

Ken Grotell

Educational Counselor

Ken loves that the relationships among students and TRIO staff have such a family atmosphere. As the Educational Counselor for upper-level students, he assists with planning for the future including resume writing, internships, graduate school, etc. Fun Fact about “Superman” is that he started his own not-for-profit agency, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center.

Branden Fredericks

Branden Fredericks

Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator

Branden Fredericks

Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator

 
Mariann Simone

Mariann Simone

Administrative Coordinator

Mariann Simone

Administrative Coordinator

Mariann has been supporting TRIO students since 2011. Utilizing her years of experience in office management and finance in a creative environment fills her with a great sense of purpose. As a lifelong learner and first-generation college student herself, she truly enjoys continuing her education alongside today’s students at Farmingdale State College!

Trio Program

Laffin Hall, Room 112
934-420-5152
trio@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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Bryan Garcia
Director of Support Programs

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Branden Fredericks
Instructional Support Associate

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Ken Grotell
Education Counselor

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Tiffany Jamieson-Ward
Assistant Director

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Mariann Simone
Administrative Coordinator

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