Ready for Success:
York College SUCCESS Center welcomes students

For students in need of a little extra help with assignments, or just a quiet and comfortable place to study, the York College SUCCESS Center is available. Located in the newly renovated parlor of Middlebrook Hall, the SUCCESS Center is a resource and a refuge for students who are serious about their studies.

Students hang out in the Success Center

The SUCCESS Center hosted an open house recently to showcase all of it amenities. New director Marti Soderholm, associate professor, says that so far this semester, 71 students have made use of the SUCCESS Center tutoring and facilities, clocking a total of more than 400 hours. That number will likely grow as the semester continues and term papers and final projects loom.

CoffeeSoderholm says that students on academic probation or conditional acceptance are required to spend a certain amount of time working in the SUCCESS Center, but many other students choose to work there simply because it can be more conducive to study than the library or residence halls.

Soderholm has outfitted the SUCCESS Center with comfortable furniture and tasty treats. There is a positive energy to the space, with lots of color, natural light, and welcoming smiles from the director.

Soderholm's Desk

Soderholm manages a team of eight student tutors. Those in need of help can schedule time with the tutors or drop in throughout the day.

Pencil cupThe location is a boon as well, as Middlebrook Hall now houses the majority of faculty offices, as well as the registrar and academic dean.  Help is close at hand for students with questions regarding assignments.

The SUCCESS Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays it is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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