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The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment

The mission of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment is to provide academic guidance and academic service to Huntingdon College students. It is our goal to give each student the advantage and opportunity to achieve successful academic outcomes while experiencing the satisfaction of achievement gained through learning. This goal is met through the facilitation of diverse, student-specific, and accessible academic assistance programs.

Tutoring/Academic Coaching

The Staton Center staff work 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.

Centralized Academic Advising

The purpose of centralized advising is to help students graduate on time, ensure that students are aware of academic policies and procedures, and assist with aligning class schedules with plans of study in their major and/or minor. In addition, CAA advises students who have not yet declared a major in securing a major that reflects their vocational and professional interests.
After a student meets with the Centralized Advisor, the student will meet with the Major Academic Advisor to further discuss their schedule and pre-professional or pre-graduate study requirements including internships, externships, or other professional activities that may be recommended in the discipline.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides support for students’ writing-intensive coursework through 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.)

Academic Services

The Staton center also provides the Ability First Resource Center, especially for students who have disabilities or who need learning or other assistance.

CONTACT: For more information, stop by the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment in the second floor of Houghton Memorial Library, or contact us at statoncenter@hawks.huntingdon.edu or (334) 833-4466.

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.

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