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Student Support Services offers Summer Bridge program in August

June 2, 2008 -- Student Support Services, on the campus of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, announces its “Bridging the Gap” Summer Bridge program. This comprehensive program assists individuals to become better prepared for their higher education experience at ASU. The program will be held Thursday-Friday, August 21-22, and is designed to introduce incoming or non-traditional students to the resources needed for success in college and to individually introduce them to Arkansas State University.

To be considered for the Bridge program, a student must meet the following conditions: he/she must be a U.S. citizen or national OR meet residence requirements for federal student aid, AND have a need for academic support.

In addition, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria: he/she must be a first-generation college student (neither of whose parents has earned a baccalaureate), AND/OR meet income guidelines, AND/Or be an individual with a documented disability.

The Summer Bridge program is a free program, and students who will live on campus in the fall will be able to move into their assigned rooms on Wednesday evening, August 20. The only costs incurred by students are for miscellaneous expenses (snacks, personal items, etc.)

Once a student is accepted into the Summer Bridge program, he/she remains in the Student Support Services-sponsored program until graduation. The mission of Student Support Services is to provide participants with academic and support services in a caring environment that seeks to ensure their successful completion of a baccalaureate degree at ASU. Student Support Services provides free services which include but are not limited to advising, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, workshops, and cultural events.

For more information, contact Sanoya Amienyi, director, Student Support Services, ext. 3123, or visit the Student Support Services web site (




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