Meet the Project RISE Staff
Director of Student Support Services
Pamela Sweetwood has been with Heartland since 1993, and was formerly the Director of Special Programs (which handles everything to do with International students) and worked with the Community Scholars volunteerism scholarship. She hails from Ottawa, IL. After getting her undergraduate degree in English, earned a master's in Psychology.
Coordinator of Academic & Retention Services
Tiara Randle has been a part of the Heartland family since 2010, serving in a variety of roles. She was born in Decatur, IL and raised in Bloomington, IL. She holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and master’s in College Student Personnel Administration.
Jan McKay started working at Heartland Community College in January 2011. She really enjoys meeting and assisting the students in Project RISE. Feel free to stop by to schedule your Advising Appointments, sign up for workshops, cultural events, and college visits.
Project RISE Math Learning in Community (LinC) Facilitator
Bill Rous serves in our Math Learning Community. The progress made by the students in their math classes is enhanced by Bill's individual assistance and by the support of students encouraging each other. He is also a facilitator in the Math Success Center. After years of classroom instruction, Bill is extremely pleased to work with students on a one-to-one basis.
Project RISE Program Specialist
Alicia serves as our in house Career Specialist. She has years of experience connecting students with job opportunities and pushing them to reach their full potential. Some of her services include: resume development, interview skills, and job shadow experiences.
Libby Hunt serves as our Office Assistant where she helps in the day-to-day office tasks. She is a student at Heartland, pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and has been a part of Project RISE for 3 years.
Serene Helbig serves as our Office Assistant where she helps in the day-to-day office tasks. She is a student at Heartland, pursuing her Administrative Office Professional Associates in Applied Science degree. She has been a part of Project RISE for over a year.
Rachel Claveria, Mohammed Mirza, Libby Hunt, Shatorie Price
Jazzy Thomas & Garrett McAlister