“Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.”
– Josh Billings
ACES provides support for students in four primary categories:
1. Services for Students with Disabilities
ACES supports students with disabilities and coordinates the provision of accommodations between students and faculty members. Please contact Amy Hopkins Mason for assistance at email@example.com or (304) 457-6274.
2. General Learning Skills Development
ACES assists students in developing or enhancing the general learning skills necessary to be successful in college. Services are provided individually and in groups and can be targeted to a student’s specific needs. Current learning skills development assistance includes, but it not limited to:
- Personal Learning Styles and Processes
- Effective Study Techniques
- Time Management
- Note-taking (including active listening strategies and textbook usage)
- Test Taking Strategies / Managing Test Anxiety
3. Subject Matter Tutoring
ACES offers subject matter tutoring using a “Peer-to-Peer” tutoring model during the fall and spring semesters.
***Tutoring requests can be made, starting the 3rd week of classes, by requesting a tutoring form at the ACES front desk.
4. Alternative Study Space
ACES Lab is defined as a congregate learning space. Although many students come to ACES to study individually, we encourage students to bring their friends for group study. Students who work together when studying for a class tend to earn higher grades. Friends who study together, even when they are studying different material, tend to motivate each other study more often and tend to study longer than those working alone.
Office Location and Hours
ACES is located on the 3rd floor of Burbick, directly across from the elevator.
ACES Lab Hours (Fall and Spring semesters only)
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Director of Retention & Student Success, Title IX Investigator
Jennifer Hawkinberry is a graduate of Fairmont State University where she earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and a Master of Education degree. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Liberty University.
Hawkinberry began her career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2019.
Amy Hopkins Mason
Director of Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES)
Director, ACES and Services for Students with Disabilities