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Proud Pirate Parent (P3) Newsletter
April 2012, Volume 1, Issue 6


Hello Parents and welcome.
 
We are pleased that you've joined the community of Proud Pirate Parents (P3) and that your student selected Armstrong to prepare for the future!
 
Please read on, as this newsletter gives you some tips, dates and deadlines to help your student move successfully through the semester. We invite you to contact our office with questions: 

Office of Parent Services
Parent.Services@armstrong.edu
912.344.2890



Events and Fairs

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 5, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Savannah Civic Center
 
The Registrar’s office, 912.344.3099, is communicating important details to graduating students, so be sure your student is on task and on time.
 
Armstrong Masquers Perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
April 12–22, Jenkins Hall Theater



Academics

Important Dates and Deadlines

Summer Semester Helps Students Get Ahead
Caught between the decision of taking classes or going home for the summer, students have a big decision to make as summer and fall advisement approaches.

Registration
Registration for fall for continuing students begins on March 28 and ends on April 30. Students will not be able to register in May or June. Registration for fall will open again on July 1.

Helping Students to Select a Major
Picking a major can be tough. There are many things to consider when deciding upon a program of study.  The Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement, as well as Career Services, are here to assist the undeclared students of Armstrong in selecting an area of interest.



Campus Services

Students Can Eat in The Galley and Save Money
If your student commutes to Armstrong every day, they can eat in The Galley and save money, if they purchase and completely use one of Armstrong’s Commuter Student Meal Plans.

Student Housing End of Year Closing Information
If your student lives in campus housing, here are a few details that will help him/her with the moving out process.



Healthy Information


Vaccines for College Students: Expert Q&AMeningitis, Hepatitis B Protection Critical for Incoming Freshmen–by Laura J. Martin, MD



Good to Know

New Hispanic Outreach & Retention Coordinator
Dr. Verónikha Salazar was recently hired to coordinate the new Hispanic Outreach and Retention Programs. She is responsible for providing academic support for first-year and second-year Latino students and supporting the Enrollment Services Office and the H.O.L.A. Program in facilitating community development and outreach. If you need to contact her, you can do so at (912) 344-2513 – veronikha.salazar@armstrong.edu – Victor Hall 236



La Dra. Verónikha Salazar fue recientemente contratada para coordinar los programas de retención de estudiantes y de servicio y extensión  a la comunidad. Ella es responsable del apoyo académico para los estudiantes universitarios Latinos del primer y segundo año así como el de apoyar a la Oficina de Servicios de Matriculación y al programa H.O.L.A. a través de la facilitación de programas de servicio y extensión a la comunidad hispana. Si Ud. necesita comunicarse con ella, Ud. lo puede hacer al (912) 344-2513 – veronikha.salazar@armstrong.edu   – Victor Hall 236


Office of Parent Services

The Office of Parent Services provides communication to parents with the goal of helping to support student success and working together to empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices. You will receive the Parent Newsletter on a regular basis and, in the near future, find even more information on our expanded parent website which is in development.