A Student Success Center will be created thanks to an anonymous donation from an alumna of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
“The creation of a professionally staffed and centrally housed Student Success Center represents a tremendous opportunity for our Living-Learning Community,” said Dr. Kristi Pope Kay, director of academic services at LSMSA.
Drawing from a collegiate model and utilizing the most current best practices in this field, LSMSA will be able to offer its students a more holistic academic support experience in their time on campus with the addition of a Student Success Center.
“We envision a space that allows for personalized academic counseling, for group sessions, for students to drop in for consultation or to simply work independently in a quiet and comfortable space,” said Key.
Anticipated to be located in the Center for Performance and Technology, this space offers the potential to create something very exciting for LSMSA students and faculty.
“We hope to work closely with colleagues at Northwestern State University, offering employment and internship opportunities to graduate students and recent graduates in the areas of education, English, counseling and psychology in order to extend the range of our services,” she said. “The $20,000 gift will seed the infrastructure needed to get the SSC on its feet with initial furniture, technology and supplies investments.”
The Student Success Center seeks an intern to for the 2017-18 academic year. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Kristi Key at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-357-2518.