University Leader Scholarship Award Winner: Talia Edgar

June 1, 2019

Academic Support Programs and Holman Success Center couldn't be prouder of Talia Edgar for winning the University Leader Award Scholarship! Talia, a junior pursuing her degree in Secondary Education, is President of both the Bronze Beauties and Edge Advance student organizations, and has worked at HSC for more than 2 years as a UNIV SI, Supplemental Instruction Leader, and tutor.

Congratulations, Talia!

Introducing Dr. Christine Deacons!

On February 1, 2019, Christine successfully defended her dissertation, "Student Success: A Multi-Faceted Analysis of First-Year Interventions." We're so proud of Christine, her hard work, persistence, and dedication to the success of all students at EMU.

Great job, Dr. Deacons!

Holman Success Center
Holman Success Center


HSC's Fall Activity

  • Students completed a combined 37,448 hours at Eagle Study Tables
  • Drop-In Tutors reported 913 visits
  • Supplemental Instruction sessions hosted 3,966 students
  • Success Coaches and UNIV SIs held 1,084 meetings

A productive 2019 for HSC!

"I presented at the National College Learning Center Association annual conference in Niagra Falls, NY in October. The session was about self-directed learning and student success. Also, I'm defending my dissertation on Friday, February 2 - 'Student Success: A Multi-faceted Analysis of First-year Student Interventions.' — Christine Deacons, Director Academic Support Programs

"I completed an MLK workshop at Alma College earlier this month. I also presented "Resistance to Racism and College Student Hashtag Activism" at The International Conference of Urban Education in the Bahamas last November. Finally, in April 2018, I won the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Pan African Network Sawubona Award!" — Dar Mayweather

"This Fall I presented at the Michigan Tutorial Association (MTA) annual conference on our SI program's new Online SI Academy Pre-Training. I was also elected Secretary to MTA's executive board. — Amelia Parnis

"Last October I presented at the National Conference on Students in Transition in Indianapolis. Next March, I'll be presenting on 'Training and Mentoring Mentors' at the Great Lakes Student Success Conference in Detroit." — Tracey Sonntag