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Advising and Academic Support Center staff present at student retention conference

Three members of the Advising and Academic Support Center recently presented at the National Symposium on Student Retention New Orleans, Louisiana. The presentation, “Using Training to Build Community Among Peer Leaders,” was delivered by Brittany Artz, academic programs coordinator, Carissa Wilcox, academic support coordinator, and Gabe Miles, mentor learning assistant.

A summary of the presentation reads: “Peer leaders are an integral part of serving students in academic success programs, but we should also strive to serve our peer leaders by providing them with rich and vibrant learning experiences, community building, and professional development. Boise State University‚Äôs Advising and Academic Support Center oversees a robust menu of peer academic support services and, through ongoing and carefully curated training and professional development, these programs have blossomed into strong communities of peer leaders who not only provide valuable services to the university, but also gain invaluable experience, connections and support.”