|l to r: Jennifer Edens, North Hall FYRE Coordinator; |
Stephen "Joey" Sweet, North Hall student; and Dr. Allan Barnes,
pause for a photo at the event.
Research has shown faculty/student interactions outside of the classroom greatly aid in student success, and that students who are able to connect with faculty early in their education experience tend to stay in college and have higher GPAs at graduation. Nearly 200 first-year students live in North Hall on the UAA campus. The event was facilitated by Jennifer Edens, UAA North Hall First-Year Experience Residence Coordinator.