Academic Success Center

Location:  Phifer Learning Resources Center Building, upstairs
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (828) 448-3115

FREE Student Success Workshops!

The Academic Success Center/Library and Student Services are collaborating to offer a series of student success workshops.  The workshops are FREE to students and no pre-registration is required.  All of the workshops for February will be presented in the training room located in the Academic Success/Library, room 111.  The workshop schedule for February is listed below:

12:00-12:50 p.m.  Wednesday, February 15  DMA Success  Heide Putt, presenter  LRC-111

Each DMA module goes by quickly, so it is important to be equipped with strategies for success.  There is not time to waste during a four-week module, so come and join us for a discussion of strategies that work!

12:30-1:20 p.m.  Thursday, February 16  Juggling Life  Vicki Holder, presenter  LRC-111

Find out how to juggle the everyday demands of college, work, family and all those unpredictable situations that are a part of life.  We’ll explore how to develop resilience and flexibility that enables us to be successful in every area of our lives.

12:00-12:50 p.m.  Wednesday, February 22  Test Taking Skills  Heide Putt, presenter  LRC-111

What techniques do you use to study?  Does your mind go “blank” when your instructor hands you a test?  Do you feel overwhelmed with midterms approaching?  This workshop will focus on test-taking strategies for a variety of test formats.

12:30-1:20 p.m.  Thursday, February 23  Managing Stress 101  Vicki Holder, presenter  LRC-111

Ever feel like you cannot manage one more thing?  This workshop will teach you how to manage stressful situations (and people!) so you can relax and live life!  Learn basic relaxation techniques, challenge your thinking, and make healthier choices.


The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides free services to students currently enrolled and to students preparing for the college placement test. The ASC also assists students requiring a proctor for distance learning courses at other institutions (fee required).  For more information, please contact the ASC at (828) 448-3115.

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