Yager Hall, Hartwick College

Center for Student Success to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Open House

September 6, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, The Center for Student Success at Hartwick College will host a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Open House to celebrate its new location on campus on the 5th Floor of the Stevens-German Library within Yager Hall.

During the event, Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Dean of Student Success and Retention Robin Diana, and Victor Angeline '14 will share remarks. Hors d'oeuvre will be available during this free event, which will take place from 3 - 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

"I am excited and honored to lead the team that will bring the Center for Student Success to life for our students, faculty and staff," said Diana. "It represents what I most appreciate about Hartwick - its openness to change and innovation and commitment to student success."

The Center for Student Success will continue to move forward with its mission to promote the collegiate success of all students by providing high quality programs and services which advance students' academic achievement, educational goals, and transition and adjustment to the College. The new home of the Center for Student Success - the Library - has traditionally stood for "intellectual capital." the Center represents a place where students can learn and work together with faculty, expert practitioners, tutors, and mentors - immersed in an environment that expresses an appropriate appreciation for individual gifts and insights - within a physical design that advances collaboration and sharing.

"The Center for Student Success is one of the most approachable resources you have," shared Sawyer Macdonald '15. "All the staff members are approachable at all times, despite their busy schedules."

Within the renovated Center, students can choose from a suite of services devoted to helping them achieve success and progress in their educational and career goals while guided by other key learning from residential and social experiences.

"I am pleased that we have been able to coalesce many of the offices and services that ease the transition of new students to Hartwick and support the learning needs of all students," said Tannenbaum. "Its location within the Stevens-German Library underscores for the entire College community - and visitors - our commitment to student success."

For additional information, contact Diana at 607-431-4892 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031