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St. Andrews receives grant to enhance, expand program

Anthony Locklear, director of the Independent College Access Network (ICAN) of North Carolina Independent College and Universities announced that St. Andrews Presbyterian College has been awarded its maximum grant of $20,000 to enhance and expand the Cornerstone program.

Begun in fall 2010, Cornerstone provides courses, academic support, and assessment designed to help incoming students make the transition from high school to college.

"The Cornerstone program has already proven to be highly successful in helping our first-year students make the transition into college and become academically successful," said St. Andrews President Paul Baldasare. "We look forward to expanding the program in the ways that this grant makes possible."

The grant assists the College in engaging student Academic Success Coaches and Peer Tutors specifically trained to mentor and support students with identified academic needs. In addition, the grant funds a week-long JUMPSTART program in July for up to 50 new high school graduates planning to attend St. Andrews in the Fall of 2011. Students will engage in social, academic, and assessment activities to prepare them for entering college in August.

Dr. William McConnell, associate dean for adult and extended programs, leads a team of academic, athletic, and student life staff in planning and executing these programs.

 

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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