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InterAmerican Univ. Arecibo opens $4.5M student center

The new $4.5 million, three-story student center sits on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic.

The new $4.5 million, three-story student center sits on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic.

The Arecibo campus of the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico recently opened its new, three-story, $4.5 million multi-purpose building to provide a place where students and faculty can gather to benefit from services and resources designed to help them further their academic and professional development, school officials said.

The so-called “Student Success” building was funded through subsidies from Title V Program, the U.S. Department of Education, and Improving Students Learning Outcomes through Developmental Education, Enhanced Support Services and Technology Initiative.

The $4.5 million was split between $1.3 million from the Title V program and $3.2 million in institutional funds. It was designed by architect Juan Moscoso and built by Villavicencio Construction.

“We’re confident that this project will positively impact student retention because their performance as a result of all academic aid will be improved. This new building projects the campus and the surrounding community to the site, the effort of an entire academic community that binds to optimize academic and student services, of which all will benefit,” said InterAmerican University President Manuel Fernós. Only urge you to take full advantage each individual or collective event that takes

The new building has three levels that accommodate Title V services including tutoring, group and individual counseling, mentoring modules progress for the development of basic skills in the areas of English, Spanish, math and technology including the integration of the electronic portfolio as part of the teaching-learning process. A large Academic Computing Center with 80 computers and a meeting room are also integrated in this area.

The second level houses the Center for Faculty Development with computer stations and a lounge for the development of distance education courses.

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