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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.)  

Congrats to current and former SOAR students on the Dean's List for Fall 2017!

Payton Adams
Cheniya Alston
Aliah Asad
Triston Ballinger
James Beverly
Carlie Bibbs
Jesse Boyer
Jasmine Brooks
Ivyanne Brunier
Joseph Bublitz
Patrick Burke
DeJanee Callahan
Jailen Carpenter
Monet Carr
Nicole Cayson
Sierra Cheney
Aaliyah Clark
Mackenzie Cohoon
Rakita Cook
Taija Cook
Casey Cooper
Taylor Cross
Tatyana Curtis
Daeja Daniels
Alona Davenport
Lakia Day
Asher (Afua) Denkyirah
Hawwaou Diallo
Sahra Donnelly
Kaycie Dresch
Nicholas Dugan
Peyton Dunne
Diego Espinoza
Monet Evans
Jasmin Flowers
Lauryn Fox
Katlyn Genenbacher
Jami Gibbs
Malik Gibson
Ahmah Gladney
Tia Grant
Jaelyn Grier
Isaiah Guerrero
Brionna Hambright
Natasha Handy
Fahad Haque
Rylee Harper
Youssef Hassan
Michael Hawkins
Shantell Henry
Zachariah Holoman
Taylor Irons
Ajá Jackson
Zachary Jeans
Michelle Jiles
Katie Johns
Lexi Karuzis
Mario Kassa
Alexis Kessinger
Baylee Kiel
DeAnna Kinds
Erica King
Jasmyn Kloster
Kendra Kolb
Skylar Krager
Earvin Kwarten
Mahreen Lakho
Luis Lamas
Michelle Lewis
Christopher Malone
Emily Martin
Que'rra Mason
Jessica Mateo
Deborah Mayfield
Britta McNinch
Alliyah Mercurio
Elizabeth Michel
Laila Motley
Jaleelah Muhammad
Miranda Mullins
Daija Nellums
Sonia Nguepnang
Stella Nguepnang
Sydney Oats
Tynesha Oden
Cassidy Oliver
Shae Olson
A'Maginese O'Neal
Babajide Osibogun
Jocelyn Padilla
Jaimee Palmer
Gabrielle Quarles
Reed Richardson
Amelia Ries
Derek Ruble
Sierra Schafer
William Schwartz
Ryan Shipley
Jamal Sims
Morgan Smith
Mikaela Suggs
Sierra Taylor
Gabrielle Thomas
Mykaela Thomas
Jessica Tibbs
Jazsmine Towner
Kenisha Townsend
Asia Walker
Kelsey Walker
Alisha Washington
Shelby Washington
Ricardo Wells
Alexis Williams
Angel Williams
Vonita Williams
John Yingst
Jason Zhao
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