NYCLSA Promising Student Award Winner Announced!
NYCLSA is pleased to announce that the recipient of our 2015 Promising Student Award of $250 is Chantal Christina of Genesee Community College. When Chantal was 10, her mother died of AIDS. She was adopted by a family who immigrated to the US as refugees, but that family no longer supports her. As an independent student, Chantal struggles financially but is determined to remain in college and become a teacher. Last semester, she earned a 2.75 GPA and she regularly seeks assistance from developmental educators at Genesee Community College. Congratulations Chantal!
The first Symposium on Remedial/Developmental Education was held in New York in 1978. In 1979, twenty-five educators in college academic support services joined together to form the New York College Learning Skills Association. The NYCLSA constitution was ratified in April 1980 with these stated objectives:
- To advance standards for Learning Skills professionals through education, research and public service.
- To develop principles and standards for the establishment of learning assistance centers.
- To assist in the professional development of learning skills professions.
- To provide educational information and analysis to college educators and school systems, about learning skills research, systems, techniques and available support
To provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, methods and expertise to improve the learner's relationship with his/her institution and educational environment.