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CSU Bakersfield Holds Grand Opening of the Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley Center for Student Success

Kegley CenterThursday, April 18th 2013 marked the grand opening of the Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley Center for Student Success. CSUB President, Dr. Horace Mitchell, welcomed the sizeable crowd of CSUB faculty, staff, students as well as community members to the grand opening, and invited all to take a tour of the facility.

The center is named after Dr. Kegley, sitting Chair of the Academic Senate and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Dr. Kegley made a donation of a total of $200,000 to establish funds that will be used to create, maintain, and enhance the establishment. This represents the largest gift ever received by the university from a faculty member.

“This center is about facilitating the dreams of our CSUB students,” said Dr. Kegley, as she addressed the crowd. “It’s here to give them extra skills improvement, opportunity for community involvement, and knowledge about what it means to be a university student.”

The Kegley Center for Student Success is located in what is currently Modular West on Student Way directly across the street from the residence halls. This remodeled 1,500 square foot facility will provide space for workshops, tutoring, study sessions and group advising meetings as well as offer collaborative sessions with other campus resources such as the Center for Community Engagement and Career Education, Financial Aid and the Health Center. The establishment of the Center also creates a permanent home for the Athletics Academic Advising Program.

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