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Introducing the Sylvester Center at the Institute for Achievement and Learning
Published Dec. 04, 2015
Lynn University hosted a dedication ceremony for the Sylvester Center at the Institute for Achievement and Learning on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Lynn President Kevin M. Ross led the event and recognized the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation, which made the center possible by a generous $1 million gift.
“Our Institute for Achievement and Learning has helped students meet their academic goals for the past 24 years,” said Ross. “We are grateful to the Sylvester Foundation for its support in our mission to empower students with learning differences to make the most of their strengths and become independent learners.”
The Sylvester Center at the Institute for Achievement and Learning directly enhances students’ learning experiences through custom-designed spaces for writing, math, tutoring, testing and collaboration, as well as private offices for individualized coaching. Located in the Louis and Anne Green Center for the Expressive Arts, it keeps students close to the library and Assaf Academic Center classrooms.
The dedication included remarks by the Institute for Achievement and Learning Executive Director Shaun Exsteen and student Zachary Umansky, along with Jayne Malfitano and Laura Sylvester of the Sylvester Foundation.
“A major reason I wanted to come to Lynn was because of its support programs,” said Umansky. “Lynn matched my learning style. The right balance of working independently while also receiving academic support from coaches, tutors and administrators greatly contributed to my academic success.”
An official ribbon cutting ceremony closed the event.