TRiO Student Support Services Staff

The Student Support Services professionals are dedicated and committed individuals who will assist you throughout your college career at Delgado Community College. We believe in making a difference and having a strong impact on all of our students. We welcome you to schedule an appointment to meet with us so that we can begin assisting you throughout your matriculation at Delgado.

Director

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Stacey Robertson
Phone: (504) 671-6437
Email: srober2@dcc.edu

Stacey Robertson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana she is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy class of 1997. She went on to attend Dillard University and majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, where she participated in Student Support Services-TRiO. She also worked with the Upward Bound Program while at Dillard University. She refers to herself as a "TRiO Baby" her journey started over 20 years ago. She credits TRiO Student Support Services for her success while in college, and she understands the value of SSS. After graduation, she earned a Master's degree in Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans. She became the Director of Keys of Success Single Parent Residential program at Dillard University. The program's mission and goal are to support non-traditional single student parents. After serving in that capacity, she went on to become the Director of Upward Bound. She truly enjoyed working with pre-collegiate students and assisting in the college choice process. In the future, Ms. Robertson would like to work with programs that support and empower student parents. She was a student parent during her time at Dillard University. She understands the level of support it takes to break the cycle of poverty. Stacey Robertson is married with two children (Maddie and Raymond). She enjoys spending time with her family, going to church, and second lines on Sundays. She lives by the quote: The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about- author unknown


Advising Component

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Brandy Bien-Aime
Phone: (504) 671-6721 or Email: bbiena@dcc.edu

Brandy Bien-Aime is a native of the Mississippi Delta and an alumna of Dillard University, where she earned a bachelors degree in Biology.   Brandy returned to her alma mater to serve as a Faculty Fellow with Dillard University’s First-Year Experience Program.  During this time, she advised, mentored and taught a college success skills course to first-year students.  She then transitioned to the Trio Educational Talent Search Program as an Area Coordinator, increasing college access for middle and high school students.   After this position, Brandy took a break from the traditional school setting to focus on homeschooling and youth advocacy. Brandy believes it is everyone‘s birthright to access their potential on all levels of the human experience.  Thus, she plans to continue her studies in the emerging field of Mind Brain Education Science to advance the science of learning in classroom settings.  Brandy’s favorite quote is, “A smile is a gently curved line that sets a lot of things straight.”


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Monica Curtis
Phone: (504) 671-5041
Email: mcurti@dcc.edu

Monica Curtis, a native of New Orleans, is an Academic Advisor here at Delgado Community College.  She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors in Psychology and received her Masters in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Monica began working at Delgado in 2017 as an Answer Center Counselor where she served students across the areas of admissions, enrollment, and financial aid.  Prior to Delgado, Monica worked at the University of New Orleans’ Office of Academic Affairs.  At UNO, she provided support regarding institutional policies/procedures, faculty/student engagement, academic appeals and program development.  Her own experience as a first-generation, low income student drives her work with Delgado students who share similar experiences.  Monica believes in the power of education and strives to support students in discovering their strengths and purpose in life.  Monica’s favorite quote is “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

 

Support Component

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Jasmine Gusman

Jasmine Gusman is from the city of New Orleans. She is currently majoring in General Studies and preparing to graduate from Delgado Community College in May 2020 with an Associate’s Degree.  Her goal is to start school at the University of New Orleans and work towards getting her bachelor’s degree.  Jasmine loves traveling, spending time with family, and going to the spa she also enjoys reading the Daily Bread.  One of her favorite bible readings is: Although the world might try to diminish our light, the world does not have the power to hide what God has lit. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:16


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Desiree Rayford, is a native of New Orleans, LA. She is a 2018 graduate of Abramson Sci Academy. She is currently enrolled at Delgado Community College majoring in Radiologic Technology.  She decided to enter the medical field after facing medical challenges herself and knowing what it feels like to be in a challenging, unknown, and overwhelming situations. She believes if she can play a part in motivating and inspiring others to embrace adversity that alone can make a big difference. Desiree is now working as a work study student with TRiO Student Support Services. During her pastime, she enjoys going out and having fun with friends, listening to music, and going to the park.  One of Desiree’s favorite quotes is “This too shall pass.”  This quote resonates with her because at times of adversity and misunderstanding she remains grounded in knowing that all things will pass in time; the sun will soon come back around and there will soon be a brighter day.


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Breanna Thomas is a current student at Delgado Community College majoring in Electrical Engineering. She has been involved in work study on campus for the past two years. Her first work study position was with the City Park Answer Center. In the Answer Center, Breanna assisted students with admissions, enrollment, FAFSA, and class scheduling. Her current work study job is with TRiO Student Support Services which she really enjoys. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, playing the trumpet, and going out with friends. She also loves swimming and playing sports with her nephews. Her favorite quote is "Don't judge a book by its cover." She loves that quote because you never know what someone is going through. She loves greeting people with a smile and staying positive no matter what.

Tutoring Component

Mr. Rupert Alexis, Math Tutor
raxlexi@dcc.edu

Dr. Wellington Colemen, Science Tutor
wcolemen@dcc.edu