SNU’s Academic Center for Excellence adds to staff

by Eunice Trent
August 7, 2006
Phone: 405.491.6600

Southern Nazarene University ACE (Academic Center for Excellence) Department Chair
Loral McDonald Henck, Academic Center for Excellence Director, announces two new staff additions.

The new Director of Disability Services is Ms. Erin Toler. Erin comes to us from the Bethany Public School system. Loral states that Disability Services is an area that is seeing continual growth.

“A Brand New facility will be added this fall, The Learning Enrichment Center. This facility will allow students “drop-in” academic support. The grand opening of the LEC will be in late October 2006” said Henck.

The new Director of the Learning Enrichment Center is Ms. Michelle Bowie. Michelle has been an Adjunct Instructor in the English department at SNU.

The Academic Center for Excellence seeks to facilitate transition to the university environment, provide access to resources, and assist in the pursuit of academic excellence.

The ACE faculty and staff provide academic support to SNU students who are provisionally admitted, on academic probation, have a learning disability, or are from an international community. The ACE department also serves in a liaison capacity with other campus areas regarding the needs of struggling students.

Primary areas of responsibility include teaching the two-semester Academic Success Strategy course sequence, study session training and supervision, and monitoring academic progress for students on the various levels.

ACE is located on the third floor of the SNU campus library - Learning Resource Center, Suite, 309. For further information on Academic Services, Disability Services or Student Support Services, visit