The University Counseling Center has always had the student’s best interests in mind. This semester it’s no different as the center plans on education students regarding numerous important issues. Spring 2009 also kick off a new program as the Counseling Center introduces *STAR* workshops for students on probation, suspension or academic warning. The Counseling Center Director, Chris Edwards is excited to see this new program take effect. Edwards said “We have started the STAR program, Students Taking Academic
“This is specifically designed for students who are at risk or on probation or warning, to address what went wrong, and what can be done to turn things around.” With this new program it seems that the department may have their hands full but in fact the staff is looking forward to helping all students in need.
“I plan to focus upon more outreach, getting our counselors out to classes, student organizations, etc., as a means by which to educate our students,” said Edwards. “Regarding a number of important issues, such as eating disorders, alcohol and drug related problems, sexual assault, study skills, personal success.”
On the horizon the Counseling Center will be giving a number of workshops to help the students learn to cope with everyday life to the educating of students to become more aware of certain issues. The next workshop will be this February 12 in the Tech Pride Room. It will be hosted by Marc Burnett, vice president of student affairs. He will be speaking on Black History month and will provide cultural awareness to all that attend.
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