• BASEBALL ACADEMICS

    HEARN ACADEMIC CENTER

    Conveniently located on the third floor of the Edge Athletics Center, the Andrew Hearn, Sr. Academic Center houses academic staff and facilities to support the academic endeavors of Tech student-athletes. The academic support program is under the direction of Associate Director of Athletics Phyllis LaBaw and includes more than 10 full-time staff dedicated to assisting student-athletes in all 17 varsity sports.

    The Hearn Center, which originally opened in 1984, has been expanded several times and now includes over 5,000 square feet of open and self-contained work areas. The Center support services include tutoring, academic advising, academic coaching, and study hall.

    Study and tutoring rooms vary in size and offer secluded environments in which to work. The tutorial programs offers assistance in subjects and classes ranging from biology to advance engineering courses and are scheduled daily throughout the Center. The extent of this support is clearly reflected in the Spring of 2010 tutoring statistics whereby:

      • 50 TOTAL COURSES TUTORED

      • 150 STUDENT-ATHLETES TUTORED

      • 40 TUTORS EMPLOYED

      • 183 TUTORING SESSIONS PER WEEK

    • 2745 TUTORING SESSIONS PER SEMESTER

    The addition of the Technology Center in the Fall of 2007 added valuable space to the daily operations of student-athlete support services. The 5,000 square foot learning area is located on the ground floor of the Edge Building and features:

      • STATE OF THE ART COMPUTER LAB WITH 48 COMPUTER WORK STATIONS

      • 11 4-PERSON STUDY CARRELS, PLUS 14 INDIVIDUAL STUDY CARRELS

      • STUDY LOUNGE WITH 2 GROUP READING AREAS

    • PLASMA TV TO DISPLAY UPCOMING EVENTS AND YELLOW JACKET ACCOLADES/HIGHLIGHTS

    This space was also used for concurrent registration classes that were offered through Georgia Perimeter College and Atlanta Metro College. The space allowed for the student-athletes registered for these classes to have a designated meeting place and time, despite the fact that these courses were on-line courses. It allowed the academic staff to oversee and better control the progress that the student-athletes made during the course of the semester.

    POST-ELIGIBILITY FACTS:

    A decision to move forward with education versus exploring other options shouldn’t be taken lightly, and should be evaluated with the understanding of the proper level of commitment required for any outcome. Financial Aid will still be available as well as GTAA academic assistance. Returning student athletes MUST complete an “Application For Degree Completion” with the GTAA Compliance department before any financial assistance can be provided. Certain requirements apply for Post-Eligibility assistance and financial assistance past 5 years of a student’s start time at Tech. There is no timetable on when you must return to complete your degree.


    ACADEMIC CENTER STAFF

    TRUDY WHEELER

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SERVICES

    MICHAEL WILHELM

    ACADEMIC COORDINATOR