ETS Staff & Contacts

Our team comprises of seasoned members with varied experience equipped to aid our middle and high school participants succeed.
We have a TRIO veteran, who has served in various capacities and multiple TRIO programs over the past few decades. This combined with having a TRIO alum on board equips us to better relate to the students we work with. Our constituents are spread across nine Lincoln Public Schools and we work out these schools as well by taking the services to where our students are.
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Tyre McDowell Jr TRIO Director


I am the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs responsible for Student Life and Leadership including ASUN, Civic Engagement, Parent and Family Programs, Student Involvement, Residence Life, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and TRIO Programs. Prior to joining the Student Affairs Senior team in August 2018, I was the Vice President for Campus Community at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I am from Lincoln, NE. I was a first-generation low-income student. I am passionate about helping students succeed and thrive.

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Beth Jacobson Project Director


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 four children--Grace, Brandt, Cash, and Hazel.

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Brooke Sullivan Project Activities Coordinator


I am a Southeast Community College graduate with an associate’s degree in Academic Transfer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Psychology, and University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate with a master’s degree in Student Affairs. I have been with ETS as a student staff member, general office staff member, graduate assistant, and currently Project Activities Coordinator. I have also worked at UNL as a mentor and intern for College of Business’ DREAMBIG Academy and as a Transfer Peer Mentor for Academic Transfer students. I’ve also worked at SCC as an intern with TRIO Student Support Services. I’m involved in the Lincoln community as a participant in Leadership Lincoln Advocates 13. I have a cat named Tater.

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Selma De Anda Gallegos Education Specialist


I am a graduate from Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in Education and Human Sciences majoring in Nutrition Exercise and Health. At the university, I have worked with ETS in the Office of TRIO Programs as an office administrator and also as a peer mentor in the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services. In my present role as an Educational Specialist I work with students at Lefler, Park, and Lincoln High Public Schools.

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Precious Loving Education Specialist


I am a Doane University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations and Criminal Justice and later received a Master’s degree in Management with a “coaching-leadership” emphasis. Prior to becoming an Education Specialist with the ETS program, I worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in the Juvenile Justice System, served as a Youth Mentor, a Paraeducator for LPS, and a Family Engagement Specialist for Head Start. In my present role as Education Specialist, I work with students at Culler Middle School, Mickle Middle School, and Northeast High School. My husband and I have three children-Serenity, Saiyani, and Allegiance.