Ben Shapiro, Upward Bound Director
Hello! I'm the new Upward Bound Director. I got my start in Upward Bound at the College of St. Benedict as a tutor mentor and now have the privilege to come back to campus to be the Director. Since leaving Upward Bound, I have worked as a teacher and advisor, working with several grant funded programs including TRIO Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a great program and allows students to strive to better their futures. I look forward to leading this program into the future.
Stacy Steil, Upward Bound Program Assistant
Shelley Gemza, Upward Bound Program Advisor I
I am the academic advisor for St. Clould Apollo High School and Willmar High School. I also work with the students during the summer program and Saturday sessions. I will also get to know the students at Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud Tech during tutoring this year. I enjoy working with and getting to know our Upward Bound students during the school year. This is my fifteenth year working with TRiO programs! During my time off, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my two children, and reading.
Chris Young, Upward Bound Advisor II
I am the Upward Bound Program Advisor for St. Cloud Tech High School and Sauk Rapids Rice High School. I will be meeting with students from these schools on a weekly basis and will also work with students from other schools at the Saturday sessions. Being part of Upward Bound is a privilege and I am truly impressed with the students and staff that are involved with the program. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my four children.