The Becker Academic engagement Success Center (Reynolds 2400) is a study center with presentation practice rooms, group work centers, computer bays and tutors on hand to assist students in a variety of business and communication subjects.
- 9am-6pm Monday – Thursday
- 9am-3pm on Fridays
What is the Becker AeSC, you ask?
Most college students who struggle with academics, with communication skills, or with career preparedness don’t lack ability or intelligence. They lack an understanding of the mechanisms behind success. In other words, they don’t yet know how to “play the game.”
The Becker Academic Engagement and Success Center (AeSC) pulls together separate pedagogically-based programs that rely on peer assisted tutoring, review, and coaching skills to help our students become better scholars, writers, speakers, and professionals-in-training. Becker AeSC selects student leaders and trains them to run review sessions, become better communicators, and model successful student behaviors. We also coordinate relationships between Chambers College freshman students, our faculty, and the Adventure West Virginia Program.
How can we help you?
The Becker Academic Engagement Success Center (AeSC) at Chambers College offers a comprehensive range of services designed to support student success and engagement. Not sure where to start? Here's a summary of the key services we provide:
Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction
The Becker AeSC provides tutoring services to assist students in various subjects, ensuring they receive academic support when needed.
Chambers Student Leadership Programs
Our Chambers Ambassadors, Peer Mentors and Neidermeyer Scholars support underclassmen students. Their efforts contribute significantly to undergraduate recruitment & retention.
Adventure WV First-Year Trips
Chambers-specific Adventure WV First-Year Trips offer freshmen a unique and engaging introduction to college life, fostering a sense of community.
CLIMB Living Learning Community
The CLIMB Living Learning Community creates a supportive environment for students, promoting academic success and a sense of belonging.
Undergraduate Chambers College Scholarship
The Becker AeSC plays a role in administering Chambers College scholarships, ensuring students have access to financial support for their education.
Success Coaching and Remediation Programs
The Becker AeSC oversees Mid-Year Academy for the Chambers College and orchestrates the Mindset for Academic Success Program, providing personalized guidance to enhance students' academic performance.
Support for Chambers-Specific Student Organizations
The center supports various student organizations within the Chambers College, fostering a sense of community and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth.
First Generation Student Initiatives
The Becker AeSC recognizes the unique needs of first-generation students and implements initiatives to support their successful transition to college life.
Centered on Success:
The Becker AeSC gives students their wings
The Beckers' multimillion-dollar gift in 2021 significantly contributed to the center's growth, providing resources to help students excel. Since its opening in Fall 2022, the Becker AeSC has become a pivotal retention tool, enhancing the student experience and boosting the Chambers College's overall performance in student success. Marty and Kathy Becker's vision and generosity have not only strengthened academic resources but also created employment, scholarship, and leadership opportunities for upperclassmen, fostering a culture of mentorship and support within the Chambers College community.
With a 74% employment rate at graduation, rising to 93% six months after graduation, the Chambers College continues to produce graduates well-prepared for significant career opportunities. The Beckers' commitment to the College demonstrates the impactful change possible when invested alumni see a need and believe in transforming students' lives for the better.