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The Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) Center provides a variety of support services to underrepresented college student populations to assist with their retention and graduation from SIUE. SOAR is committed to helping students develop the necessary characteristics and abilities to succeed at the university level. SOAR provides the necessary support to help students overcome the social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

Dr. Earleen Patterson, our Director, and Mr. Darryl Cherry, our Coordinator of Student Retention, are both well-versed and experienced in academic advising. They care about our students' success and take active roles in our students' academic development. Our advisors receive grade and progress reports for SOAR students every semester and are prepared to intervene when necessary to facilitate better-quality coursework and class participation.

Services Offered:

  • Academic advising
  • Mentoring
  • Tutorial support
  • Supplemental instruction & study skills seminars
  • Cultural, educational, and/or social events.
  • Connection to resources & services to address personal issues or challengesMidterm academic progress reporting

Please use the navigation menu to the left to learn more about various aspects of our program.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We are located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1259. (Enter through the Academic Advancement Center, Suite 1220, and go to your left. You will see the SOAR Department directly ahead.)  

Congratulations to those on the Fall 2016 Dean’s List! Job well done!

Kolawole Abraham
Sofiat Adeniyi
Samantha Allen
Mariah Blackman
Kevin Campbell
Troy Cobb
Jostyn Cox
Lakia Day
Nicole Dowell
Peyton Dunne
Courtney Ford
Deena Gatlin
Anabel Gonzales
Jaelyn Grier
Markeisha Griffin
Natasha Handy
Jani Harmon
Serena Hou
Aja' Jackson
Mario Kassa
Precious Kinzer
Autumn Lewis
Taylor Lewis
Alexia Lewis-Moss
Rajene Maul
Jaleelah Muhammad
Joi Murray
Tayla Myles
Cassidy Oliver
Brianna Reed
Xavier Robinson
Mikaela Suggs
Christopher Swims-Vernor
Huong Truong
Kelsey Walker
De'Andrea Washington 
Shelby Washington
Gerred Zingale
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