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The Academic Success Center Congratulates Maggie Selo and Welcomes Brenda Downing

By Kathy Kroll, Director, Academic Success Center

Maggie Selo is now our Coordinator of Academic Support Services. It’s great to have her experience and leadership in this new position. Support services are a growing area in the ASC. Walk-ins rose 8% last year and we expect them to increase in 2010-11. Requests for classroom and program workshops are also growing. Fall examples include several workshops for International Student Services, Women in Science, a BGR interest session, and workshops for TECH 100 students. Maggie leads the Academic Success Wednesday workshops at 4:30 p.m. in STEW. Send requests for presentations to Maggie Selo at mselo@purdue.edu or to Kathy Kroll, Director, kdkroll@purdue.edu. For participation by Student Advisory Board members, contact Meghan Shanahan at mjshanah@purdue.edu.

Brenda Downing brings a wealth of teaching and small group leadership experiences to her position as Continuing Lecturer. Brenda has an MS degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She taught psychology at a community college, coordinated programs for medical students, and taught a college success course at Bryant and Stratton College. As an Outreach Specialist on campus, she honed her skills in leading small groups. These skills are invaluable in motivating students in the Study Skills Seminar class. Brenda teaches the TR 12:00-1:15 p.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. sections of the Study Skills Seminar. She often says how excited she is to be back in the classroom.

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