Workshops can help students ‘ace’ their first year

12 Aug

This is one of many articles from our Parent’s Newsletter, sent three times a year to parents of new and returning SFA students. To sign up to receive the newsletter, please click here

By Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Leadership and Service

One of SFA’s goals for its incoming students is “achieving college excellence.” To assist in meeting this goal, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs has created the ACE Workshops, a one-day event designed to equip first-year students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college-level reading, math and study skills.

The ACE Workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning in the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Students can sign up by emailing dosa@sfasu.edu or calling (936) 468-7249.

Attendees will be eligible for door prizes, including two book scholarships from Barnes & Noble, video game systems and SFA gear. Students must attend the entire four-hour block of activities to be eligible for door prizes.

Students will attend two workshops, choosing from “Acing College Math” with Dr. Keith Hubbard, “Acing College Level Reading” with Patricia Foster, and “Acing College Study Skills” with M.E. McWilliams. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lesa Beverly, an associate professor in mathematics and statistics. Lunch is included.

The ACE Workshops are offered only for first-year students beginning their first semester at SFA.

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