Welcome Back MESA Students ~ SPRING 2014!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are ready for another exciting and productive
term in the MESA Program and in your courses. We wanted to notify you of a few important
items of business as you begin your spring 2014 term.
Just a friendly reminder to please be respectful that the center is a STUDY center
and your GPA is very important to your educational success. We welcome group study
and working together to support one another's academic success. Please respect your
peers and behave in ways that promote your academic success and that of your peers.
The MESA Center will be open throughout the term Monday through Wednesday 9AM – 6PM;
Thursday 9AM – 5PM; and Friday 9AM – 2PM.
We have redesigned our supplemental instruction workshops for your academic success.
This term we are offering weekly review sessions and organized study groups for Math
182, Math 183, Math 184, Physics 161, Physics 163, Chemistry 150, Chemistry 181, Biology
150, Biology 154, Biology 128, Engineering 154, Engineering 156, and Engineering 161.
You may review the schedule of session offerings as well as our tutor availability
If you haven't met with Christine Reed, MESA Counselor/Coordinator recently, please
make an appointment to do so. It is important that every MESA student meet with her
sometime between February and May to verify you are on track academically. Please
work with Dorine to schedule an appointment after the first two weeks of classes.
If you have not had a chance to utilize the MESA website regularly, please get in
the habit of checking it at least every two weeks for news and important information.
All MESA/STEM events, activities, field trips, and workshops are posted on the website,
as well as the Review Sessions/Organized Study Groups and tutoring schedules. There
is also lots of other useful information. You can access the website by visiting
the main Hancock site and selecting MESA from the student services menu. Here is
also a link to it: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/mesa/index.php
The STEM/MESA Activities and Workshop schedule for the term is completed and posted
to the MESA website. It is required that all MESA students attend at least 3 activities/workshops
within the term. If you are experiences difficulties attending, you must notify Dorine
and explain your circumstances. We will be taking attendance and electronically keeping
records of your MESA involvement. I think you will find the workshops valuable and
a good use of your time. Please visit http://www.hancockcollege.edu/mesa/documents/Calendar%20of%20Events.pdf to review the times, dates, location, and topics.
If you are planning to transfer to university fall 2014, please check your email regularly
for updates and deadline notifications from the universities. Make sure to stay connected
to the MESA program as you prepare to transition to the next level (exciting!). We
will be holding "Outta Here" workshops this term for those students accepted to universities
to help you in making a successful transition. Every MESA student who is preparing
to transfer fall 2014 is required to attend one of these workshops (and I think you
will find the experience invaluable).
The MESA/STEM Club is an additional opportunity geared towards providing a collaborative
learning atmosphere for STEM students to engage in recreational, leadership, community
service and scholarship fundraising events. If you are interested, please stop by
the MESA Center to find out about meeting schedule.
We look forward to seeing all you wonderful people in the MESA Center soon. If there
is anything we can do to help you get off to a great start this term, please feel
free to let us know.
Take Care and Happy Spring 2014!
Christine and Dorine
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