New Academic Support Center Opens for Students

On Wednesday, April 20, Stanly Community College (SCC) opened its doors for students to use the new Academic Support Center, located on the Albemarle campus. The Center offers support to students who may have difficulty in specific courses, such as English and math.

The Center provides 36 computer units with touch-screen and web-camera capabilities, and five 42" flat TV monitors, with one designated to scroll important announcements to students. The monitors can also be used by students to log into and work on projects or presentations individually or collaboratively.

Additionally, the Center provides one 65" flat panel Smart board; one 65" Smart projector that displays images on a whiteboard; one document camera; and low-cost printing and scanning. Students are able to get special tutoring in Canvas, Web Advisor, MS Office and other general computer software programs.

In 2013, SCC procured a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education that has enabled restorations and improvements to nearly 1,725 feet of existing square footage in the Patterson Building.

Jennifer Hatley, Associate Dean of Academic Support Services, noted, "SCC is committed to enriching the academic experience of our students. If a student is facing challenges with their coursework we encourage them to check with the Center where staff members will address the student's individual needs."

Visitors are welcomed to see all the updated features and renovations by visiting the Academic Support Center, located on the Albemarle campus, 230 Patterson Building. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For additional information, please call (704) 991-0210.

Academic Support Center

Students, faculty and staff toured the newly renovated Academic Support Center on the Albemarle campus. A Title III grant that was procured in 2013 from the U.S. Department of Education has enabled the renovations.