Archives for Center for Student Success

Dr. Ann Brown appointed director for McNair Scholars Program

Dec. 6, 2017 Harding University has appointed Dr. Ann Brown to serve as director for the McNair Scholars Program. Brown received her M.S. in education from Harding and a Ph.D. in English literature from Howard University. Her previous teaching experience includes Harding University, the Arkansas public school system, and the Centre of Excellence of Applied Research and Training in the United Arab Emirates. “I know firsthand the challenges and
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McNair Scholars Program awarded continued funding

    Sept. 21, 2017 The Harding University McNair Scholars Program announced it will receive continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education through 2022, amounting to more than $1.2 million. The program, a part of the national Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, exists to support first-generation college students and to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society. Twenty-seven
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Organization fair opens doors of opportunity for students

Sept. 14, 2016 | Organizations | The Student Association (SA) and First Year Experience (FYE) will host the second annual organization fair Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6-8 p.m.on the front lawn. Thirty campus organizations will be represented at the event. Dr. Kevin Kehl, dean of the Center for Student Success, said the organization fair connects two important groups on campus: new students and all campus
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Center for Student Success hosts transfer retreat

Sept. 5, 2016 | Student Success | The Center for Student Success hosted a retreat for first-year transfer students through the Center’s first year experience program, HU Square 1, Saturday, August 27. The event took place at the Buffalo National River in Ponca, Arkansas, and consisted of community-building activities and a 5.5 mile float trip. Approximately 35 students and five faculty members participated in the
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Summer Stampede captures diversity of college life

July 14, 2016 | Summer Stampede | The second session of Summer Stampede begins today, and approximately 430 students and their families are on campus for a two-day orientation. Throughout the program, incoming freshmen get familiar with campus, learn about the University’s diverse academic offerings, build a fall class schedule, and meet fellow students. Though students and families are on campus for a short time,
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Summer Stampede introduces freshmen to campus

June 10, 2016 | Summer Stampede | The University hosted 430 incoming freshmen and their families on campus June 9-10 for the first session of Summer Stampede. During Summer Stampede, students built their fall semester schedule, met new friends and professors, attended orientation sessions, and got a glimpse of what to expect as they begin their freshman year in the fall. “Meeting all the new
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Campus read program begins

May 20, 2016 | Harding Read President Bruce McLarty announced the start of a campus read program called Harding Read beginning fall 2016. The American Studies Institute, Brackett Library and First Year Experience contributed ideas to the creation of the program, which encourages the campus community to read a book together and engage both in and out of the classroom. McLarty has chosen Amazing Grace:
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Center for Student Success hosts HU Hacks

April 11, 2016 | Student Success On April 12, Harding will host its last HU Hacks seminar on stress management. Director of academic resources and licensed therapist Stephanie O’Brian will lead the seminar. “I love leading the stress management seminar because it is something so many of our students struggle with,” O’Brian said. “I get to channel the counselor in me and really get to
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Center for Student Success announces two appointments

August 7, 2015 | Dr. Kevin Kehl, dean of the Center for Student Success, has announced two appointments within the center. Tiffany Byers has been named director of multicultural student services, and Stephanie O’Brian has been named director of academic resource services. Byers will assist students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to connect and engage with people and services that will help lead to students’
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