For Immediate Release
December 18, 2014
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The College at Brockport Receives Funding for Academic Success Center
State to Provide $3 Million Toward Construction
Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport, State University of New York, announced that it has received $3 million in funding from New York State to be used to construct the College’s Academic Success Center.
“Funding for higher education capital projects was included in this year’s state budget, and I made sure that The College at Brockport would benefit through this $3 million appropriation,” said Senator George Maziarz. “The Academic Success Center will be a one-stop shop to help students grow, learn, and get the most out of their college experience.”
“I’m proud that by working with our elected officials we were able to ensure that generations of Brockport students will benefit from this Center,” said John R. Halstead, PhD, president of The College at Brockport. “This will be a place where students can find the support they need to thrive.”
With the opening in August of Brockport’s Liberal Arts Building, space has been freed in the Albert Brown Building. With the help of this funding, plans are underway to renovate a large section of Brown and create a self-contained Academic Success Center for the College’s students.
“A primary goal of every college should be to retain and graduate more students,” said Mary Ellen Zuckerman, provost and vice president for academic affairs for the College. “The Academic Success Center will play a vital role in making Brockport students even more successful.”
This 13,200-square-foot Center would contain areas that are now housed in four separate buildings on campus, bringing together:
• Assessment and testing services • Tutoring • Retention services • Advising • Office for Students with Disabilities • Major exploration
“Students may need to utilize numerous support services throughout their college career,” said Kathryn Wilson, PhD, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. “This needs to be a seamless, positive experience and I’m excited that the Academic Success Center will provide them with services they need today and those that can enhance their future growth.”
The design stage for the project will begin spring 2015, with construction scheduled to start in 2016.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu