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Support Services to provide 'Bridging the Gap' program for students
May 15, 2009 --
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
Thursday-Friday, Aug. 20-21, on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro.
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 rooms
the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 19. The only costs incurred by students
are for miscellaneous expenses, such as snacks and personal items.
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.
For more information please contact
Matt Huckaby, advisor, Student Support Services, at (870) 972-3341.
E-mail Huckaby at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Student Support
Services web site at