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Syracuse University community mourns passing of staff member and student Bridget Lawson

The Syracuse University community mourns the passing of Bridget Lawson, a dedicated staff member, friend, mentor, and emerging scholar. For twenty years, Bridget was a fixture in many Syracuse University initiatives, academic opportunity services, and organizations that benefitted diverse populations of students in educational and community settings. Bridget had recently stepped into a new professional...
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Student Support Services Awarded $2 Million in Federal Funding to Help Students Succeed

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Syracuse University will receive a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $2,059,465 over five years to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. SSS at Syracuse University is one of the longest running SSS programs in the country and has been in existence since...
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SummerStart Goes Virtual This Year to Support 100 Incoming Students

Like many other educators and student support professionals, the staff of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Program (HEOP) and Student Support Services (SSS) faced unique challenges this summer of 2020. All incoming HEOP and SSS students typically attend a mandatory, six-week residential summer bridge program, SummerStart, and this year the hallmark transition program had...
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HEOP Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Students; Receives $9.5 Million in Funding

New York state recently awarded Syracuse University $9.5 million to support both the full-time Higher Education Opportunity Program, housed within the School of Education, and part-time HEOP program in University College, for another five years (2019-2024). The funding will make it possible to continue to offer academic support services, tuition assistance, supplemental financial assistance and...
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Third Annual End of Year Celebration Recognized Student, Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

The 3rd annual School of Education End of Year Celebration was held on Friday, May 3 in the Schine Student Center. This event gives the School of Education community an opportunity to come together and celebrate the end of the academic year, and recognize the awards, scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other honors that students, faculty,...
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McNair Scholars Program Applications Open for 2019-2020

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program has opened applications for 2019-2020 McNair Scholars. Student with a strong interest in graduate education and a keen interest in research should apply by February 24, 2019. The federally funded McNair Scholars program prepares high-achieving undergraduate students for graduate/doctoral studies with hands-on research, academic services, and scholarly...
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Alumni Spotlight – Tyler Bell ’12 G’12

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 HEOP newsletter. Being a student at Syracuse University for my entire academic career can be simply put as a dream come true. Words are not enough to express my gratitude that being a part of the HEOP Program has had on me for the last eleven years....
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Why I Do What I Do – Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson is an Academic Counselor with the Higher Education Opportunity Program. This article is from the Fall 2018 HEOP newsletter. “You’re about to graduate from college, so you need a job son.” Those were the words my parents told me. I was never so uncertain in my life, as to what was next. I...
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HEOP Students Volunteer with the Syracuse Rose Society

On July 13, students and staff from the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) volunteered trimming, watering, and weeding with the Syracuse Rose Society at the Mills Rose Garden at Thornden Park.
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End of Year Celebration Honors Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards

At its third annual End of Year Celebration on May 4, 2018, the School of Education recognized the outstanding awards, honors, and accomplishments of its faculty, staff and students from the 2017-18 academic year. Colleagues Retiring or Leaving Dorien Langezaal – Academic and Student Services Suzanne Oliver – Exercise Science Nick Smith, Emeritus – Instructional...
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