Office of TRIO Programs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cay Yamamoto TRIO/SSS Director
As the TRIO Director, I oversee and coordinate the ETS, RUB and UBMS projects. As the SSS Project Director, I handle student admissions into SSS. Please contact me, if you are a University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate and have questions about applying/eligibility to become an SSS participant. You can also contact me if you are a prospective/current SSS student to know more about the services we offer and how we can help you succeed in college.
Vaughn Robertson Project Director
I am originally from Texas. I graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, earning degrees in education and guidance and counseling. I have worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in many capacities, currently serving as the Project Director for ETS. My wife Sandi and I have one daughter named Phylicia and a granddaughter named Raquelle.
Beth Jacobson Project Activities Coordinator
I graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and later received a Master's degree in Counseling from UNO. I have worked with ETS in many capacities, currently serving as Project Activities Coordinator. My husband and I have three children--Grace, Brandt, and Cash.
Dion Gaston Education Specialist
By way of California, I received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State College, Nebraska and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have many years of TRIO experience. Currently, I serve as an Education Specialist with ETS. I work with students at North Star, Dawes, and Goodrich schools.
Jerry Washington Curriculum Specialist
As a TRIO alum, I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Educational Administration. I have been an Education Specialist with ETS for almost 10 years. I am assigned to Mickle and Culler middle schools and Lincoln High School.
Natalie Frederick Curriculum Specialist
Originally from Missouri, I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in education. I taught in Missouri and Iowa before becoming a Curriculum Specialist with the ETS program. Currently, I serve students at Lefler Middle School, Park Middle School, and Lincoln Northeast High School.
Ying Yu Accounting Technician
As an Accounting Technician, I oversee budgets and manage federal grants for all four TRIO programs, and process payments for all events and financial aids. I am originally from China, where I got my bachelor's degree in Japanese Language and Literature. I came to the United States with my husband in 2005 and started my accounting major at UCLA Extension in California. I'm currently a graduate student majoring in Accounting at the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My husband and I have two children Grace and Kate.
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220 Canfield Administration Building
P.O. Box 880498
Lincoln, NE 68588-0498
There are 2 metered lots close to Canfield North:
- 14th & R Street - Southeast and across the street from the Nebraska Union
- 15th & S Street - East of the Gaughan Center