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Centenary College to Hold Dedication Ceremony of the New Tutoring Center

10/01/2013, 02:16 PM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Centenary College will be holding the dedication of the new Tutoring Center at 10 a.m. October 8, 2013 in the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. The new Center includes multiple rooms to provide tutoring, computer access for students and areas designated for group academic coaching.  The Tutoring Center supports all undergraduate classes in the traditional programs.

The ceremony will include remarks from Suzanne McCarthy, Senior Director of the Academic Success and Advising Center; Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, Centenary College President; and a special address via Skype from Sara Weertz, President-Elect, 2014 College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), and Executive Director, First Year Experience Program, Angelo State University.

Sara Weertz received her B.A. in English and Professional Writing and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Human Performance Involvement and Training from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan).  In 2005, Weertz moved to Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas) taking a job as Founding Director of Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Angelo State University Tutoring.  In 2008, her SI Program was a finalist for the Texas Higher Education Star Award.  In 2010, Weertz became Executive Director of the First Year Experience, where she oversees freshman curriculum, first-year programming, academic support and academic recovery.  Weertz is also the past president of Texas College Reading and Learning Association (TxCRLA) and is an active member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the International Mentoring Association (IMA).
 
McCarthy and Danielle Boeninghaus, Academic Support Specialist at Centenary College, will present the following Centenary College professional tutors with CRLA certificates to recognize the completion of another CRLA certification level: Eunice Boyd (Long Valley), Stephanie Ciampoli (Hackettstown), Kathy Counterman (Stewartsville), Kathy Gandy (Great Meadows), Kathy Keenan (Hackettstown), Joan McCaffrey (Phillipsburg) and Maurice Savard (Washington).  The Academic Success and Advising Center has held CRLA certification since 2001.
 
“This new Tutoring Center provides our students with a state-of-the art facility,” says McCarthy.  “The Center offers individual tutoring, Mentored Study Groups and a walk in Math Lab to support students enrolled in required Mathematics courses.  Computer stations and a printing area are also available for students.”

About the College Reading & Learning Association
CRLA (formerly WCRLA) is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring and mentoring at the college/adult level.  CRLA is inherently diverse in membership.  CRLA’s most vital function and overall purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods and information to improve student learning and to facilitate the professional growth of its members.

Members give practical application to their research and promote the implementation of innovative strategies to enhance student learning.  In the spirit of community, members share their own successful experiences with others so that all may benefit.

About Centenary College
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary
College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies college
distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body.  Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution in northwest
New Jersey.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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