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Carolyn Sundy


Vice President, Diversity/Inclusion, and Special Programs

Amanda Creech



Amanda Creech is Director of Upward Bound Math Science. Amanda is originally from northern Kentucky where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Northern Kentucky University. This is Amanda’s third summer with UBMS. She is married to Brad and has a cat named Coco. Amanda enjoys spending time with the students and helping them prepare for and be successful in college.

Jennifer Brackett



Educational Specialist

Jennifer Brackett is the Education Specialist for the Upward Bound Math Science program. She also taught the College Preparation course this summer.  She advises the Senior/Bridge students in the program for college readiness.  She attended Lincoln Memorial University to obtain her bachelor degree in Education. She has been with the UBMS since February 1, 2013 and enjoys helping students achieve their goals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and daughter.

Cory Clem


Instructional Specialist


Cory Clem was born and raised in Harlan county. He graduated in May 2015 from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education.  Cory states that, "Teaching has always been my passion. It presents the perfect opportunity for me to teach what I know, help influence lives, and be there for many kids. This was my first year working with UBMS and it could not have gone better."

 “People Learn More From Who You Are Than What You Teach”

Carmella Pate



Office Assistant 

Carmella has been working with the Upward Bound Math Science program for almost a year. She has two wonderful daughters who she spends all her free time with. 

Zachary A. Howard


Database Specialist

Zachary Alexander Howard graduated from Harlan High School in 2011. In high school he participated in Marching Band, Beta Club, Boy Scouts of America where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated a Harlan Scholar. From there Zachary attended Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and graduated with an Associates of Science and an Associates of Arts.  While at SKCTC he was vice president of Phi Theta Kappa, president of the Student Government, and a member of the All KCTCS Academic Team.  Zachary is currently enrolled in East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy pursing a Doctorate of Pharmacy.  He is also a proud member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.

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