TRIO Staff

Steve Cravens, Interim Director


Email: 

scravens@eicc.edu

Phone:

563-441-4070

Education: 

Bachelor of Science in History at St. Ambrose University and Master of Science in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Illinois University.

Biography: 

I was born in Heidelberg, Germany while my dad was stationed there in the Army. I grew up in Moline, IL and have most recently lived in San Diego, California for the past four years. I am the first person to graduate from college in my family. I found that I had a passion for education while at my first job after college working as a building supervisor assisting high-risk students. I am a Tai Chi Chuan instructor certified through the William C.C. Chen School of New York. I enjoy the opportunity to work with students to meet their academic and professional goals.

Jonas Morgan, TRIO Success Coach


Email: 

jsmorgan@eicc.edu

Phone:

563-441-4072

Education: 

Bachelor of Arts - Management, Marketing from Saint Ambrose University
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Saint Ambrose University

Biography: 

I was born in Sterling, IL and have lived in the Quad Cities since I was three. I’m a first generation college student and am familiar with the unfamiliar feeling of college, which is why I enjoy working in TRIO so much. I also have experience teaching business courses through Scott Community College. I believe it’s an honor to be available to support and encourage our students, and it is a huge reward to see them reach their goals.

I love the outdoors, watching sports, listening to music, reading, and my english bulldog, Bubba. I’m currently enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies, and I also lead a men’s Bible study at the Rock Island County Jail. I believe time is best spent with others-to care for and grow with.

Schedule an appointment with Jonas

 

Brittany Beard, TRIO Success Coach


Email: 

bbeard@eicc.edu 

Phone:

563-441-4073

Education: 

Bachelors in Communication Studies from Iowa State University
Masters in Adult in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Northern Illinois University

Biography: 

Brittany Beard is excited to serve as your TRIO Success Coach at Scott Community College. She came into this role to inspire students, but she quickly found it’s the students who inspire her! She received her Bachelors in Communication Studies from Iowa State University (go Cyclones!) and her Masters in Adult in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Northern Illinois University. She has almost 10 years of experience working with college students from diverse backgrounds.

She is the first in her family to attend college and was also in TRIO as a college student; so she knows first-hand the impact that TRIO has on students’ lives. She is an enthusiastic leader who embraces diversity, driven by goals, and is passionate about student success. She is originally from Des Moines, IA. In her free time, you can catch her spending time with family and friends, going on walks, reading, and watching movies. Her husband is her greatest support and together they have three beautiful and energetic daughters.

Schedule an appointment with Brittany