FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2010
Contact: Nikonie Brown
MUW’s Center for Academic Excellence has new focus and director
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.
Under the leadership of Dr. Quiteya Walker, who joined MUW in July, the center is a place where all students can go to receive advice, feedback and strategies in various academic areas.
Walker is originally from Charleston, S.C. For the past five years, she resided in Iowa City, where she received her doctorate in rehabilitation counselor education. Additionally, she worked at Kirkwood Community College as a counselor and a case manager for the Americans with Disability Act.
In explaining the center’s name change, Walker said, “There was a stigma associated with the former name academic advising and support. Many students felt the center and the activities were just for struggling students. That is not the case. The Center for Academic Excellence is for all MUW students.
“My goals for the Center for Academic Excellence are to increase student awareness, involvement and participation, which in essence would increase student success at MUW,” she said.
The Center for Academic Excellence brings together a variety of services to ensure the success of all MUW students. Some of those services include academic advising, tutoring, disability services, student success advice, academic success workshops, individualized guidance and the Summer Developmental Program.
For more information about the center, contact Dr. Walker at (662) 329-7138.