QU Receives Grant to Create an Academic Success Center

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Quincy University was recently awarded a $436,000 grant to create an Academic Success Center on campus.  With this grant, Quincy University will reconfigure, relocate, and expand its Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Career Services Center (CSC), following the “one-stop shop” model, into an Academic Success Center (ASC) focusing on academic excellence at all levels.  

 “We are thrilled to have the support of a local foundation to make this vision a reality,” said Dr. Robert Gervasi, president of Quincy University.  “The new Academic Success Center will provide enhanced academic and career services to all of our students, helping more students succeed not only in their educational careers but in their professional lives.”

The Academic Success Center is designed as a peer-led, student-driven environment to support academic excellence and professional success.  The center will include a large tutoring area, two Supplemental Instruction rooms, a general and specialized computer lab with discipline specific software, a Center for Writing Excellence, a Center for Math Excellence, a career services center, exam rooms, interview rooms, and a small group testing room.  

The mission of the Academic Success Center is to enhance academic performance at all levels, with special attention to historically difficult subjects and students transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education. A greater emphasis will be placed on career and professional planning and success through the relocated and expanded Career Services Center.  Students can receive career counseling, find internships, and prepare for graduate and international education in the expanded CSC.  

The ASC will be completely handicapped accessible, allowing wheelchair access to tutoring rooms, testing rooms, all labs, and SI rooms.  Specialized accessibility technology and software will be available to students with learning challenges.

The new Academic Success Center will be available to students beginning in the Fall 2014 Academic Year.   For more information, contact Dr. Soumitra Ghosh, Dean of Academic Support at 228-5432 x 3350.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.