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Awards Convocation

Friday, April 20, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Staton Center for Learning Enrichment

Miriam Jackson Home

Our Focus Is Your Success

The Thomas and Emma Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, located on the first floor of Miriam Jackson Home, provides a wide range of academic support for success both during and after college, including tutoring, the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking, informal review sessions, academic counseling, instruction in study skills and time management skills, and the Huntingdon Mentor Program (HMP). These services are open to all students. The Center especially encourages students who are struggling in classes to come for help instead of trying to “do it on your own.” The goal of the Staton Center is for every student to succeed.


The mission of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment is to provide guidance and service to Huntingdon College students.It is our goal to give each student the advantage and opportunity to accomplish academic achievement while experiencing 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 tutoring, 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.)

Academic Coaching

The Staton Center works with students to discuss your learning needs and match you 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.

Spring 2018 Academic Coaching Sessions

Academic Coaching Sessions are available during Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Mondays
    • CHEM 106 in FL102
    • ECON 201 in FL201
    • HIST 111 in FL202
    • Math General Help, FL 203
  • Tuesdays
    • Comm Studies 201, FL201
    • HIST 112, FL202
    • Math general help, FL203
  • Wednesdays
    • CHEM 106, FL102
    • ECON 202, FL201
    • ENGL general help, FL203
    • MATH171, FL202

Academic Counseling

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! Just stop by the Staton Center, located in Jackson Home. 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.