The Staton Center for Academic Enrichment
The Staton Center for Academic Enrichment, located on the second floor of the library, provides academic guidance and services to Huntingdon College students. Its goal is to give each student the opportunity to achieve success in academic coursework while experiencing the satisfaction of learning. This goal is met through a variety of student-centered and accessible assistance programs.
The Staton Center staff works with students to discuss their learning needs and to match them with appropriate resources. Any Huntingdon College student can benefit from academic coaching, whether to polish skills, to build confidence, or to improve understanding. Academic mentoring is available throughout the academic term. Peer mentoring is also offered by members of our Presidential Fellows Team, which provides enrichment programming and other forms of assistance.
The purpose of Centralized Advising has three components:
- to assist with aligning student’s class schedules with academic plans of study in their major and/or minor
- to increase awareness of academic policies and procedures
- to identify and mitigate obstacles to an expected graduation term
Students who have not yet declared a major can use Centralized Advising to select a major that reflects their vocational and professional interests. In addition to meeting with Centralized Advisors, students also meet with the Academic Advisor for their major to discuss class schedules, as well as pre-professional or pre-graduate study requirements like internships, externships, or other professional activities.
Writing Assistance Workshop
The Writing Assistance Workshop (WAW) provides any Huntingdon College student with support on any writing-centered coursework in any course at the college. Students interested in receiving this assistance can either make an appointment via email at email@example.com or walk in. The WAW offers help with the following:
- Developing ideas for new essays and papers
- Conducting research to obtain viable sources
- Organizing drafts of essays and papers
- Revising for grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure
- Documenting and citing sources (MLA, APA, Chicago, AP)
Student Access Services
The Staton Center provides Student Access Services, especially for students who have disabilities or who need other learning assistance.
- Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman, Director
- Han-’naeh Belser, Access Services
- Foster Dickson, Learning Support Specialist/Academic Writing Advisor
- John Hunnicutt, Student Success Advisor
- Anna Vaughn, Learning Support Specialist
Thomas and Emma Staton
The Staton Center was named in memory of the late Professor Emeritus of Psychology Thomas F. Staton and in honor of his wife Emma. Dr. Staton joined Huntingdon’s faculty in 1960 and served for twenty years as head of the psychology department. His books on various applications of psychology were published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Afrikaans, Indonesian, and Chinese.