Advisement and Retention

Welcome to the ARC!

In support of the College’s mission, The ARC: An Advising and Retention Center for Students is dedicated to all aspects of student and institutional success by providing excellence in academic advising. The ARC promotes an atmosphere of student learning and success by maintaining professional values and commitments that support the greater good of the students, our colleagues, and the college. The ARC is committed to assisting students with achieving their academic and career goals by providing advising, academic counseling, career guidance, and serving as a resource center for current students and prospects. The ARC is An Advising and Retention Center for Students

Academic advising provides students with the opportunity to meet with an advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning needed skills for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the campus. Academic advising is a partnership between a student and an academic advisor to develop meaningful educational goals and plans that are consistent with the student’s personal values, interests and abilities. This is a collaborative approach in which the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

All students must meet with an advisor before registration each term. This is to help you stay on track to a timely graduation. We also encourage you to meet with your advisor once or twice a semester to explore big picture questions and goals.

FALL 2019 Dates: Registration is OPEN! Make your ARC appointment in myNavigate TODAY! Fall 2019 Semester classes start August 14 for full-term and September 19 for Fall Express. Complete your personalized To-Do list in myNavigate to make sure you are on track!

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Tutoring

Any student experiencing academic difficulties in learning support, core, or certain entry level occupational courses may receive tutoring services. Wiregrass campuses now offer students FREE 24/7 LIVE online tutoring. The link to this site can be found on myCampus or Blackboard. Visit our face-to-face tutoring lab on the Valdosta Campus in Berrien Hall, room 350. If you are not on the Valdosta Campus and would like to speak to a Wiregrass tutor, contact us at tutoring@wiregrass.edu.

IMPORTANT LINKS:


For more information,
call 229-333-2100 ext. 2464

LOCATIONS/HOURS:

Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Charles Harris Learning Center
Rooms 628A/628B
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
(229) 468-2060

Coffee Campus
Room 127A
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
(229) 468-2208

Cook Campus
By appointment only

Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Suite 100
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
(229) 333-2100, ext 2464


Got Questions? Email us at arc@wiregrass.edu.



Paulette Brown
Advisement & Retention Center Specialist
Coffee Campus
Room 127B
O: (229) 468-2208
paulette.brown@wiregrass.edu
Nyeasha Carter
Advising & Retention Center Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100A
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3005
nyeasha.carter@wiregrass.edu
Melissa Cleghorn
ARC Specialist
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus
Ben Hill-Irwin-Room 628B, Coffee C-Room 127C
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2221
melissa.cleghorn@wiregrass.edu
Mona Paulk
Executive Director for Academic Success
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 8202B
O: (229) 468-2102
mona.paulk@wiregrass.edu
Camden Reynolds
ARC Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100B
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3011
camden.reynolds@wiregrass.edu
Faith Spencer
Online Advising & Retention Specialist
Coffee Campus
127C
O: (229) 468-2225
faith.spencer@wiregrass.edu
Roy Warren
Dean for Academic Success
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus
Room 628 A
O: (229) 468-2060
roy.warren@wiregrass.edu
Brent Warren
ARC Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 104A
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2116
brent.warren@wiregrass.edu
Dr. Jammie Wilbanks
Associate Vice President for Academic Success
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100
O: (229) 333-2117
jammie.wilbanks@wiregrass.edu
Kayla Zackery
Advising & Retention Center Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Suite 100
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2465
kayla.zackery@wiregrass.edu