New academic success coaching program for students

UNCG has launched a new initiative designed to transform the first-year student experience and prepare new students for success at the university level and beyond.

The Academic Success Coaching program, one of two new programs funded from a $1.2 million Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation grant, launched this fall with 10 graduate student coaches serving 150 first-year students.

Additionally, UNCG recently received a $250,000 grant from the Cemala Foundation to grow the program after the first year.

“As a campus community, we are increasingly focused on student success and ensuring that all students have an opportunity to maximize their potential,” said UNCG Provost Dana Dunn. “This program will change the way we invest in our first-year students by providing personalized, intentional support. While we are starting with 150 students in the fall, the ultimate goal is to scale this program so that we can offer it to all new students who meet eligibility requirements.”

By Alyssa Bedrosian


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