Meet Our Team

My college success network

Jennie Towner

  • Hometown: Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Education: Goucher College
    Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry
    Master of Education
  • Interest: Helping students to realize their full potential and to accomplish the goals they set for themselves.
  • Hobbies: I’ve been riding horses since a young age and the years I’ve spent with horses has shaped my outlook on life. My favorite saying is, “You have to get right back on the horse that threw you” because in riding and in life, we encounter obstacles and challenges. When we persist despite our struggles, we become stronger and more confident in our capabilities.
  • How did I get here synopsis: I’ve been at Harford Community College for over ten years! After college I became a Maryland resident and worked at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School as a mathematics teacher. When I moved to Harford County I applied to HCC and have enjoyed working in positions that promote student success. I feel lucky to work alongside the wonderful students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Harford Community College.

My college success network

Jennifer L. MyersSmith

  • Hometown: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
  • Education: Lincoln University-Bachelors of Arts-Psychology
    Drexel University-Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Interest: Empowering others, Human Sexuality, Family Life Cycle
  • Hobbies: I love spending time with family and friends. I have enjoy doing crafts since I was a child. I love reading and researching my genealogy.
  • How did I get here synopsis: I am the great, great granddaughter for a runaway slave from Cecil County Maryland. He risked his life to give future generations a chance to experience freedom. In honor of him, I use my gifts to support and encourage others to pursue their dreams despite the challenges and obstacles of life. I started out as a family therapist working with families in Chester County Pennsylvania. I wanted to use my skills in the area of Education and was hired as a Counseling Coordinator at Lincoln University. Working with students helped me define my purpose in life. That purpose is to listen to someone’s story and help them start the next chapter. It is such an honor to be a part of each student’s journey to success.

My college success network

Jenny Jakulin

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Education: Cleveland State University
    Bachelor of Arts- Communication and Psychology
    Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology & Master of Education
  • Interest: Passionate about education, empowering students and providing significant guidance and support.
  • Hobbies: Reading, Hiking in Nature, Research, Exploring
  • How did I get here synopsis: I grew up in Cleveland OH as a first generation college student.  I was lucky enough to get scholarships and grants to fund my college education. I saw firsthand the amazing power of education as my life path was transformed by the education I attained. I worked as an adjunct lecturer, researcher and then in various student success positions. My new path has lead me to HCC! I am excited to work in such a collaborative atmosphere and it is a joy to work with our students! My professional goal is aligned with the college goal of eradicating the achievement gap. I am excited to be in an environment that promotes the critical importance of programs like My College Success Network. It is an honor and privilege to be here.