Ribbon cutting scheduled for Louisiana Tech Academic Success Center in Bossier City

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Louisiana Tech University will hold a ribbon cutting next week for its new Academic Success Center in Bossier City.

LA Tech has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish the Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.  This facility will enable Louisiana Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage in workforce development activities.

“The Academic Success Center is yet another in a long line of programmatic and workforce development collaborations with the CIC, CSRA, BPCC and Barksdale Air Force Base,” said Louisiana Tech President Les Guice.  “The impacts that these collaborations have on our region and our state cannot be overstated.  Together with these outstanding partners, we are creating opportunities that will contribute to a stronger Louisiana for generations to come.”

The Academic Success Center is designed provide a “one-stop shop” for student services and staff services providing information about career exploration, test preparation, financial aid and articulation agreements with BPCC.  The Center will also assist veterans in transition from active duty to access VA educational benefits, planning for academic programs, obtaining maximum credit for military learning and selecting academic degree programs which are in high demand for US citizens with military service.  This endeavor will enable Louisiana Tech to serve more active duty, former military and civilian students in a convenient location off of, but close to Barksdale AFB.

In July, Louisiana Tech University received a $1 million donation for the Center from the AEP Foundation.

The event will be held Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the National Cyber Research Park, 6220 E. Texas St.