Staff Profile
Pinkey
A.
Stewart
Ph.D.
Director
Project Success
Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Walden University

Master of Science, Guidance & Counseling, Alcorn State University 

Lech Walesa Hall
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Larone
Ellison
Student Transition Coordinator
Project Success
Expertise
Student Transition Coordinator

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Project Success Program Specialist/Advisor Erica Brown Pierce
Erica
Brown-Pierce
Program Specialist/Advisor
Project Success
Expertise
Brown-Pierce has served Northeastern students for the last nine years in various capacities. Currently, as the Program Specialist/Advisor of Project Success, she is responsible for the seminar curriculum, and programming for the new freshmen class admitted through Project Success. In this role, she strives to help students create their own personal success story.
Education

Northeastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts

Northeastern Illinois University
Master of Arts, Inner City Studies

 

 

 

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Brittany
Overstreet
Program Specialist
Project Success
Expertise
Program Specialist

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Andrea
Daniels
Program Administrative Assistant
Project Success
Expertise
Project Success

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Our Contact Information 

Phone: (773) 442-4980
Fax: (773) 442-4904

Our Hours 

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our Staff

Pinkey A. Stewart, PhD.
Director
(773)-442-5437
p-stewart2@neiu.edu 

Erica Brown-Pierce
Program Specialist
(773) 442-4170
e-brown7@neiu.edu

(773) 442-4980
Staff Profile
Pinkey
A.
Stewart
Ph.D.
Director
Project Success
Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Walden University

Master of Science, Guidance & Counseling, Alcorn State University 

Lech Walesa Hall
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Photograph of Gerald Mitchell, Jr.
Gerald
Mitchell, Jr.
Director of Project Success
Project Success
Expertise
Director of Project Success
Education

Indiana University Bloomington 
Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Indiana University Bloomington 
Master of Science, Higher Education Student Affairs

University of Southern California 
Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership 

Background

Gerald Mitchell, Jr. has approximately nine years of experience and leadership in higher education.  He prides himself on being able to create innovative student services, support minority students, and create institutional cultures that support academic success. Before coming to Northeastern,  he served as the Director of Student Support & Development at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington Indiana, the Academic Intervention Coordinator for the University of California in Riverside California, and the Director of Education Programs for FM Education Solutions a private education services company in Rancho Cucamonga California. 

Additional Information

His graduate school research and dissertation focused on supporting vulnerable student populations and creating cultures of academic success within low performing schools. 

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to Project Success

Established in 1968 as an educational access and equity program, the main focus was to recruit and retain African American students. Today, Project Success remains dedicated to access and equity by serving students of all races, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds, making it one of the most diverse programs on campus. Project Success also continues its tradition of creating innovative student support services that help retain students by providing support services that help students build a strong academic and social foundation while they are transitioning into the collegiate environment.

Project Success Offers:

  • A merit-based scholarship
  • Attentive academic advising
  • A three-credit academic skills building and transition course
  • Access to Academic Peer Mentors
  • Access to exclusive tutoring programs in the Learning Support Center and the Math Development Program
  • Access to academic skills building workshops
  • Priority consideration for all Northeastern Summer Transition Programs
  • Social and Northeastern school spirit programs and events
  • Multicultural and performing arts activities for Project Success students
  • Caring, supportive and enthusiastic staff members

Questions? Contact us at (773) 442-4980.

Admission Requirements

An admissions formula that contains an applicant's grade point average and SAT or ACT score is used to determine eligibility for freshman admission to Northeastern Illinois University.

To apply, you must submit an application and fee, along with all documents and materials identified in the ‘Freshman Applicants’ portion of the Northeastern admission application.

For more information about the program, please call (773) 442-4980.