ARC News

Tutors Selected to Receive Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Congratulations to writing tutor Ariel Daniels and math tutor Danielle Loving, who are among nearly 1,000 American undergraduates from 386 colleges and universities selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad this year. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas.

  • Sophomore Ariel Daniels, a political science major from Milledgeville, will study Arabic in Morocco.
  • Sophomore Danielle Loving, a chemistry major from Byron, will participate in a Mercer On Mission trip to Peru.

Master Student Workshop Series Provided by the ARC

The ARC offered three Master Student workshops in January 2018: Getting Organized, Personality Types, and Decision Making. These workshops were designed to help students begin the semester on a positive track by providing them with the skills needed to become a master student.

Tutoring Comes to YOU!

Each evening from 4:00-6:00 p.m., December 4-7, 2017, the ARC and Residence Life provided math, science, and writing tutoring to first-year students in Legacy, MEP, and Plunkett Halls! Free snacks were also provided!

The ARC Presents at First Year Friday: Preparing for Finals

On December 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., the ARC presented on Preparing for Finals. This presentation provided students with information on how to prioritize academics, stay motivated, create a study schedule, assess current knowledge, use active study strategies, and utilize available resources.

ARC Gives Out Halloween Treats and Raffle Tickets

The ARC crew drove around their "scary grades" cart (see image below) and handed out treat bags to students on Halloween. Each treat bag contained candy and a ticket to enter the ARC Halloween Raffle. Students who attended SI or tutoring sessions from Oct. 31-Nov. 15, 2017, were able to turn in their raffle tickets to be entered in a prize drawing. Jona Naqo won a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble!

ARC Scary Golf Cart

ARC Scary Grades Cart

ARC Welcomes a New Staff Member

Tamar Perla Cantwell joined the Academic Resource Center as our new Assistant Director in 2016. She manages the Macon campus peer tutoring program, conducts peer tutor training workshops to facilitate individual CRLA tutor certification, teaches College Study Skills courses (LSK 185 and 186), delivers study skills workshops, and monitors the Online Writing Lab’s daily operations. Mrs. Cantwell holds a Master of Arts in English (Creative Writing) from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Berkeley.

Tamar Cantwell

Tamar Perla Cantwell, Assistant Director

The ARC Throws an Open House Party!

The ARC threw an Open House party that included trivia, cornhole, a dessert bar, and a door prize drawing. We had over 135 students attend our two-hour event. Thanks to everyone that came out and helped spread the word about the services we provide here in the ARC!

Ipad Winner

One lucky student even won an iPad Mini! 

ARC Writing Tutor, Alex Mooring, Presents at National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University

Read about her accomplishment by clicking here!

Congrats to the ARC Study Skills Peer Coach, Timothy Walker, for receiving the Boren Scholarship!

We are so proud of Tim and his acheivements! Read about his award by clicking here!

Supplemental Instruction Leader, John Ramirez, receives SMART Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense

Read about his accomplishment by clicking here!

ARC Welcomes a New Staff Member!

Oct. 3, 2014 - Misty Cline has joined the ARC staff as our new Administrative Coordinator. Misty has a B.A. in English/Education from Christopher Newport University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. Misty has served as the Communications Manager and Continuing Education Coordinator at Fort Valley State (2009-2012), and she also held the position of Public Relations Specialist at Fort Valley State (2007-2009). More recently she has held positions with EuroMotive, Pilot International, and Das-Brooks Bookkeeping, and further back in her work history she served as a Copy Editor for The (Macon) Telegraph.

We are looking forward to having Misty on our staff and tapping into her special talents!

New Study Skills Peer Coach position added to ARC peer tutoring staff!

J.T. James joins the ARC peer tutoring staff as a Study Skills Peer Coach. He hopes to help students develop their study skills and improve their academic performance. Read the Mercer Cluster's article about the new position by clicking here.

ARC Welcomes New Staff Member!

At the beginning of July we welcomed Chris Scoggins as our new Administrative Coordinator. Chris is a great addition to our permanent staff! We are lucky to have him aboard. 

While new to the ARC, he is no stranger to Mercer, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and most recently a Master’s degree in Public Health from Mercer University School of Medicine. Chris manages the ARC’s staff of lab assistants and works closely with all staff members to assure the smooth operation of the facility. Chris also provides tutoring services in computer skills and APA formatting.

Outside of the ARC, Chris is an avid private pilot who enjoys flying recreationally.

Chris Scoggins