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School of Community Health and Policy

Advancing Student Achievement & Performance (ASAP)

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Director's Message

Welcome to the Advancing Student Achievement & Performance (ASAP) program website. As the Director of Undergraduate Student Support Services and Outreach, I am delighted to have a chance to write a few words about the ASAP program. We aim to make a difference in solving critical problems by encouraging and supporting the students in the School of Community Health & Policy (SCHP). We will creatively address issues and look for innovative approaches to meeting the needs of our Nursing, Nutritional Science and Health Education majors or constituency groups.

Our primary mission is to provide resources, workshops and programs that will aid in our student's academic professional and career development. Knowing that students need real-world engagement to enhancing students' needs for our local, state, national, and international workforce as well as graduate and professional school programs. We work with our SCHP staff, faculty and community partners to create experiences, internships, and volunteer opportunities that will build on the idea of an all-around E3 (Engagement +Enhancement= Excellence) learning experience.

Thanks for visiting our website. We are located on the first floor of the Historic Jenkins Building, and we look forward to meeting with you in person soon!
Best Regards,

Shelia Richburg, MA
Director, Undergraduate Student Support Services and Outreach

About ASAP

The Advancing Student Achievement & Performance (ASAP) program is housed within the School of Community Health and Policy (SCHP). At the core of SCHP's guiding principles and values (ACCESS) are community engagement and social justice/health equity. The program will focus on improving academic and professional outcomes, through a variety of action-oriented strategies, for underrepresented students seeking careers in health and other health-related fields.

Mission Statement
The ASAP program seeks to provide an array of educational and applied learning opportunities designed to help students majoring in Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, and Health Education set realistic academic and professional goals. The program is also designed to help students make early and informed decisions about their future persistence and success in the school's pre-health professional programs.

ASAP roadmap