On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Academic Success Centre hosted its Volunteer Recognition Event honoring over 100 student and community volunteers from both the fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters. Academically skilled peer tutors and volunteers from the community (who are retired faculty or professionals in the field) worked tirelessly tutoring students of John Abbott College in a variety of subjects over the course of the year. Without the efforts of our volunteers, the extensive support provided to our students simply could not happen.
“While the number of our volunteers continues to climb, retention rather than recruitment is most difficult to sustain; we are proud to report that the ASC this year had 100% retention of its winter 2019 tutors!” Patricia Mackie, Chairperson, Academic Success Centre
The event also recognized the valuable contributions of students from AASIP, BOOKbuzz, the JAC Pantry, the First Year College Experience Office, the Healthy Campus Committee and students from the Police Technology program who completed the Leadership and Development Series created and coordinated by our Assistant Director of Student Services, Ronnie Dorsnie.