Program Staff

Paulette G. Curtis, Ph.D.

Faculty Director of Undergraduate and Pre-College Programs & AnBryce Scholars Initiative
Concurrent Instructor in Anthropology

As the director of the AnBryce Scholarship Initiative, Dr. Curtis is responsible for building and managing all aspects of this initiative, which serves first-generation students. She is also a concurrent instructor in anthropology in the College of Arts and Letters.

Dr. Curtis joined the University in 2009 from Harvard University, where she served as the Dean of Dunster House, the residence for 400 Harvard upperclassmen, and was also a lecturer in the anthropology department. She received both her bachelor’s degree and her doctorate from Harvard University.


Amanda Hammond

Program Manager

Amanda oversees the day-to-day operations of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative. She works directly with the students on a myriad of issues from financial aid to scheduling of classes and events. The students genuinely appreciate her insights, pragmatic outlook and sunny disposition. 

A first-generation student herself, Amanda feels a deep connection with the program. She began working at the University in 2010 and was with AnBryce Scholars Initiative at its inception in 2013. Amanda is from Granger, Indiana and has two children. 


Sarah Kubinski

Outreach Coordinator

Sarah joined AnBryce in the fall of 2015 to help with the forum, "Class, College and the American Dream". In January, she was named Outreach Coordinator and oversees the website, newsletter and donor relations. She also coordinates the internship program, which seeks to match students with summer internships. 

Sarah graduated from Duke University and moved to South Bend when her husband became the Head Men's Golf Coach in 2005. They have two children. She has worked at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center and with the Alumni Association. More recently, she has been a reader for the Hesburgh Yusko Scholars Program and the Pre-College Program. 

"What impresses me most about the AnBryce Program is both the tenacity of the students and the involvement of our donors, This coalesces into magical interactions where students gain knowledge and experience many of their peers acquire much, much later."