The University of Arkansas’s new Student Success Center, which will give academic support to undergraduates and “first-generation Arkansans” when it opens in 2022, has won a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.
A news release from the university said the center will work with students during the summer before their first year and give ongoing support with career placement and graduate programs.
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The Walmart Foundation Academic Excellence Hub on the first floor of the four-story, 71,000-square-foot center, will include the 360 Advising Studio, which the university described as a “pilot initiative” that will mentor “students in need by using predictive analytics.” It will also offer a STEM studio to provide students who are “demographically underrepresented” in STEM fields with “gateway math and science courses.”
Ground was broken on the center Sept. 12.