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Highlander in Residence Academic Resource Center Opens

Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2019

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Celebrating the Opening of the Highlander in Residence Academic Resource Center

Gordon State College resident students now have an additional study area with the grand opening of the Highlander in Residence Academic Resource Center.

Located on the third floor of the Gordon Village, the Center offers computers, a printer and most importantly two student tutors – one for math and another for writing and biology. It is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 to 11 p.m.

“We heard through the student town hall meetings that you were interested in study areas that were close-by,” GSC President Kirk A. Nooks told the students who gathered for the celebration. “This is a result of your request.”

Brianna Garland, a junior who tutors math, is excited about the Center and is looking forward to helping her fellow students.

“This is so convenient for the resident students,” she said. “It’s free, and we are here to help, not judge. If a student isn’t getting a math concept or problem, they can come back as many times as they need to for help.”

Aliya Burroughs, a sophomore biology major, will be assisting with writing and biology.

“This is definitely a good thing,” said Burroughs who plans on becoming a veterinarian. “We want to help everyone who comes in here.”

The Center is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Student Success Center.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this additional study area,” said Peter Higgins, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Excellence. “The Academic Resource Center, combined with the Student Success Center and other study areas across campus, are all designed to help students who need a little boost in a particular area of study.”