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Student Support Services to provide
'Bridging the Gap' program for incoming and/or non-traditional college
June 10, 2010
Arkansas State University’s Student Support Services (SSS) is announcing
the “Bridging the Gap” Summer Bridge program, a comprehensive program
that allows students to become better prepared for their higher
education experiences at ASU. “Bridging the Gap” is designed to
introduce incoming or nontraditional students to the resources required
for success in college and to provide them with an individualized
introduction to ASU. This program will be held Tuesday-Friday, Aug.
17-20, on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro. The "Bridging the Gap" Summer
Bridge program is in its 10th year at ASU.
To be eligible for the Summer Bridge program, a student must be a U.S.
citizen or national or meet residence requirements for federal student
aid, and the student must have a need for academic support. In addition,
a student must also meet at least one of the following criteria: he or
she must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has
earned a baccalaureate degree); he or she must meet income guidelines;
he or she must 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 in to their
assigned room the evening of Monday, Aug. 16. The only costs incurred by
students are for miscellaneous expenses, such as snacks and personal
Once a student is accepted into the Summer Bridge program, he/she
remains in the Student Support Services (SSS) program until graduation.
The mission of SSS 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. SSS services are free and
include, but are not limited to, advising, counseling, tutoring,
mentoring, supplemental instruction, workshops, and cultural events.
SSS is 100% funded by a $267,980.00 grant from the U.S. Dept. of
more information please contact Lori Hutchinson, advisor, Student
Support Services, at (870) 972-2320. E-mail Lori Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the Student Support Services website at
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