Staff Bio - Jamese Carrell

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Jamese Carrell

Member Services Associate

As the member services associate, Jamese Carrell provides NCAN members with support through use of and sharing best practices, webinars, conferences, and online resources with the goal of increasing members’ ability to increase the number of underrepresented students entering and completing a higher education. Ms. Carrell also contributes to maintaining and expanding NCAN’s membership base, along with recognizing the work and achievements of members. Ms. Carrell also represents NCAN externally at events and authors communications in official NCAN newsletters and blog posts.

Prior to joining NCAN, Ms. Carrell served as a hall director at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was responsible for community management and development of two first-year residence hall communities, including a living-learning program, The Honors College. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Illinois University as a communication major with an emphasis in interpersonal and organizational communication and a minor in sociology. After undergrad, Ms. Carrell served as an ISACorps Member for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) in Rockford, where her passion for working with first-generation, low-income populations bloomed. She also holds a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education administration from Indiana State University. As a first-generation college student herself, college access and equity work is central to her story.