November 13, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Programs Help Students in Academics at Shawnee State
Some mentoring groups on the Shawnee State University campus
are striving to help students in academics and they will do
everything they can with their programs to help students
through the struggles of academia.
Student Support Services is a mentoring program that takes
place daily in the Trio Center. Approximately 80 to 90
students are helped each day.
“The students come in and study and the next thing you know
they are conversing and helping each other,” said Mary Ann
Malone, project director.
This program is to assist first-generation, low-income
students with their academics. For more information contact
Malone at (740) 351-3307.
The Math Department maintains the Math Lab in Massie 436
where students can get help on math assignments anytime from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Friday.
Students who are math majors or excel in math can mentor
students who feel they need help in the mathematics.
“This is not a formal type of mentoring but I do believe it
can be considered an informal type of mentoring,” said
Krista Maxson, chair of the Math Department.
For more information on this program, contact Maxson at
(740) 351-3340 or visit the Math Lab during posted times.
SSU has six different mentoring programs to assist students
in their education. Several hundred students are in the
programs each semester.