WSC gets Federal Grant | VideoChris Williams | 9/28/2012
"We have a pretty good support system with the teachers right now, but I`m sure the money they`re putting in the new science building that just went up, and they`re adding more teachers," said Williston State College student Cory McMahon.
And with the grant money the college now has they are adding more services to help students get a better education.
"Our hope is that we can create an atmosphere in the dorm facility also that will provide all this support services, when we`re not available here on the campus. Like a weekend or an evening," said WSC Provost Wanda Meyer.
The college is adding a tutoring system called smart thinking. It`s a hotline students can call 24/7, and it has a live person on the other end of the line. They can ask any question they might have, and something one student is excited about.
"Yea, that`d be awesome. A lot of times with the online courses you find yourself needing some help. I think that would really support the students didn`t always have the right direction for there assignments," added McMahon.
The money is also going to make sure students are studying something they are passionate about.
"Part of that grant is career pathways. Figuring out how to succeed in what routes can you take to get there," said Meyer.
McMahon says the idea of adding more study space and new technology to the dorm will make things easier for him and his friends.
"Definitely, usually we do our work in the commons, but if there were more study rooms I suppose people would probably take more time and go there," added McMahon.
The first budget period for the grant starts on October 1st.