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Omaha Staff Spotlight: Program Coordinator Brian McNeill

Each month, meet one of our Leadership Team members and learn why they care about College Possible. This is the second feature in our Staff Spotlight series. In the first, meet program director, Katie Cunningham.

 

Brian McNeill, Program Coordinator

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Alma mater: University of Nebraska at Omaha — Go Maverick Football

What do you do?

“I help develop and maintain partner relationships, ensure program quality, and I supervise, train and support service corps members.

At the end of the day, my job is to help students achieve their idea of success, by supporting them through their college access and success journey.”

Why College Possible:

“I care because I don’t want any student to feel the way I felt going through the process of breaking that cycle.

There’s a strong feeling of hopelessness when you don’t know or understand what your options are, during that time of your life. At College Possible our mission helps students feel informed and empowered to make those decisions — along with their other support systems. I joined — and stayed — because we are dedicated to our mission, our communities, and our students.”

What do you love most about your job?

“I love all the great things our students do all the time, but I really love seeing the personal and professional development of our AmeriCorps members throughout their term(s) of service with us. We provide many leadership opportunities for coaches and they take full advantage. I look forward to seeing how they’re going to change the world one day.”

Other interests:

Recreation Program Lead for the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Department, an Advisory Council member with Nebraska Children’s Home Society, and a self-rated pickleball pro.

What is one thing you want to learn more about this year?

“I would like to learn more about different ways we can prepare or inform the communities we serve with information about college access and success.”

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