Our Focus Is Your Success
The motto of the Thomas and Emma Staton Center for Learning Enrichment is “The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.” Located on the second floor of the Houghton Library, the Staton Center provides academic support for success during and after college, including academic coaching, the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking, academic counseling, and instruction in study skills and time management skills. These services are open to students at no additional cost. The Center especially encourages students who are struggling in classes to come for help instead of trying to “do it on your own.”
The mission of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment is to provide guidance and service to Huntingdon College students. It is the Staton Center’s goal to give each student the advantage of academic achievement and the satisfaction of success gained through learning.
Writing and Critical Thinking
The Staton Center provides support for students’ writing-intensive coursework through free one-on-one writing tutorial, either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Stop in for help with:
- Developing concepts for papers
- Developing and organizing essays and papers
- Learning and reviewing pre-writing methods and skills including brainstorming, thesis development, focus, and research methods
- Grammar and sentence structure
- Learning and practicing revision methods
- Research documentation methods (writing a bibliography) according to an instructor’s required format (MLA, APA, etc.)
The Staton Center works with students to discuss learning needs and match students with appropriate resources. Any student can benefit from academic coaching, whether the need is to polish skills, to build confidence, or to improve skills and understanding.
Academic Coaching Sessions are available weekday evenings during the academic year. Subjects vary according to student interest, but coaching sessions are generally available in chemistry, economics, history, mathematics, communication studies, and English. To find out more, contact the Staton Center.
Undecided about your major? Having a difficult time with the high school-to-college transition? Need advice on how to adjust your schedule? We can help! We’re here to listen and to offer advice.
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, serving 20 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.