The University of the Ozarks’ Student Success Center and Student Support Services honored both graduating seniors and outstanding tutors during its 2019 Tutor Awards and Graduation Celebration on April 30, 2019.
Tutor awards were given based on several factors, including evaluations from students receiving tutoring, GPAs, and staff members’ interactions and observations. During the fall semester alone, over 1,500 tutoring hours were provided.
Over the course of the academic year, 86 tutors were hired and trained. During the celebration, Trio Student Support Services also honored 32 students slated to graduate. These academic support programs are staffed by, Connie High, director; Kimberly Spicer, program specialist; Lauren Gentry, advisor and skills coach; Charmaine Hutchinson, administrative coordinator; Vanessa Hollowell, academic coordinator; and Ashley Bryant, office manager.
Brenda Sandoval, a senior international business and history major from Guatemala City, Guatemala, was selected as overall tutor of the year.
The tutors who were recognized included (pictured, front row, from left) Sandoval; Maria Corea, writing tutor of the year; Feri Hernandez, science tutor of the year in chemistry; Shelby Morales, psychology tutor of the year; (back row, from left) Ohany Roman, business tutor of the year in accounting; Anicka Wilcox, humanities tutor of the year; Petron Brown, science tutor of the year in natural science; Georgia Warren, business tutor of the year in accounting; and Isaac Julio, math tutor of the year.
Those not pictured included, Brooklyn Keeling, political science tutor of the year; Yeimy Rodriguez, political science tutor of the year; Elodie Jabouin, psychology tutor of the year; and Laura Gochez, Spanish tutor of the year.