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Fairfield's Sacred Heart University Adds Student Success Center To Campus

Rendering of the proposed Student Success Center at Sacred Heart University.
Rendering of the proposed Student Success Center at Sacred Heart University. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is set to break ground on a new, state-of-the-art learning facility this summer.

The Student Success Center will be designed to help SHU students and young students from the surrounding region achieve success in their educational pursuits.

“The current plan for the center is for it to house three different offices that will work together to help promote student success during their time at Sacred Heart,” Laura Niesen de Abruna, provost and vice president of academic affairs at SHU, said in a statement.

“The Center for Teaching and Learning will provide all students with tutoring for their academic programming. There will be professional tutors and student tutors to help students in math, writing and the natural sciences," she said.

"In addition, the Office of Special Services will provide support and accommodations for students who need specific help with learning. The second office is intended to house our laboratory for literacy in which our graduate students in education will provide tutoring in reading to children in the Bridgeport Public School System. Finally, the Global Affairs Office will help promote the internationalization of the university.”

The state-of-the-art general learning facility will be similar in size to the university’s recently completed Health and Wellness Center and is scheduled for dedication by fall 2015.

“The proposed Student Success Center represents an exciting opportunity for students to maximize their abilities and get the most out of their University experience,” Michael Kinney, senior vice president of finance and administration, said in a statement. “Additionally, the new center will allow us to better meet the educational needs of area students in this region in a 21st-century facility designed specifically to enhance a wide range of learning requirements.”

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