Ms. Carolyn Pouncy, Director
Ms. Pouncy has over 18 years of experience working with TRIO Programs. Her TRIO career began as an Upward Bound Counselor at Houghton College in upstate New York. She has been employed at Benedict College since 1997, having worked her way up from Counselor, to Assistant Director to her current position of Director. Ms. Pouncy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from Benedict College and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Bonaventure University.
Ms. Deborah Kinard, Assistant Director
Ms. Kinard has nearly 18 years of experience working with the Upward Bound Program. She has been employed at Benedict College since 1995, having worked her way up from Administrative Assistant position to her current position of Assistant Director. Ms. Kinard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from South Carolina State University and a Master of Science Degree in Finance from Webster University.
Ms. Tracy Carn, Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Carn has been employed at Benedict College since 2003, and has had 10 years of experience working with programs for disadvantaged youth. Ms. Carn holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and a Master of Science Degree in Finance from Webster University.
Mr. Dominique Carter, Academic Coordinator
Mr. Carter is a 2011 Benedict College graduate. He worked as a tutor counselor for the program for 3 years and he was employed in 2012 as the part time Academic Coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working toward a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.
For more information, contact the Project Office:
Upward Bound Program
MSC 2, 1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
1517 Gregg Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 705-4555
Fax: (803) 705-7129
It is the policy of Benedict College Upward Bound Program not to discriminate on the basis of race as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the basis of sex as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, or on the basis of handicap as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other civil rights laws.
The project offers equal opportunity in its educational programs, admissions and educational activities. The employment policies are in compliance with the above mentioned regulations and laws.