PURPOSE

We exist to empower the students of Rowan County as they discover their strengths and establish pathways to their future success by providing access to information, guided experiences, and opportunities to prepare themselves academically, personally and financially.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jessica Vess

Jessica is an alumna of Chowan University and began working at Crosby Scholars in 2013.
Her favorite place to visit is Hawaii. She also enjoys singing and spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and daughter, Josie.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jennifer Stamp

Jennifer graduated from St. Stephens High School and attended Liberty University. Her hobbies include photography with her husband John and spending time with her two sons (one is a Crosby Scholar).  She is currently the cheerleading coach at Catawba College.  

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Michelle Strong

Michelle is from Florida, graduated HS in Japan, and is an alumna of Liberty University. Her favorite place is England; she has lived in 3 countries, 9 states, and 1 island. She has 2 Crosby Scholar children, is the youngest of 10, and writes poetry in her free time. You’ll see her at CGMS, CLMS, EMS, SEMS, & WRMS.

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HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Melissa Raymar-Waller

Melissa was born and bred in Rowan County, She graduated from West Rowan High School and is an alumna of the UNC Charlotte. She is also a mother of four with two being Crosby Scholars. Melissa loves backpacking, hiking, horses, running, and reading. 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM MANAGER

Eric Brooks

Eric works with grades 9-12. He graduated from Durham School of the Arts and is an alumnus of both Winston-Salem and Appalachian State University. He loves everything Duke basketball, has 2 busy toddlers, and enjoys listening to the Beatles and Jay Z!

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HIGH SCHOOL OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Subrina Hough

Subrina's background is college prep planning for parents and students. She is a native of Charlotte and a graduate of the University of Phoenix. Her love for student success has her on a life-long mission to assist families with getting their students "From Momma's House to College". In fact, that is the title of her book! She loves all things college & music.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Hanson Saryee

Hanson graduated from Salisbury High and is an alumnus of UNC-Pembroke. He is from Philly and loves the Philadelphia Eagles. He played 4 sports (basketball, track, soccer & football) and won 3 state championship rings (track & soccer). You’ll see him at Knox Middle School and North Middle School.

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SENIOR PROGRAM CONSULTANT

Mary Allen Conforti

Mary Allen is from Mississippi and is an alumna of Emory University and Duke University. She is a mother of 3 who enjoys hiking, reading non-fiction and biographies. She loves ACC basketball and SEC football.

PASSIONATE

KNOWLEDGEABLE

HELPFUL

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