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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 Spring 2017 Dean’s List! Job well done!

Samantha Allen
Matthew Anderson
Jacob Arnhart
Mia Backstrom
Triston Ballinger
Carlie Bibbs
Aliyah Butler
Monet Carr
Aaliyah Clark
Jostyn Cox
Tristan Davis
Jazzarey Dean
Peyton Dunne
Lauryn Fox
Oceona Garrett
Anabel Gonzales
Jaelyn Grier
Isaiah Guerrero
Brionna Hambright
Shakhara Harris
Serena Hou
Jayla Howard
Michael Hughes
Taylor Irons
Ajá Jackson
Teal Johnson
Sydney Jones
Mario Kassa
Alexis Kessinger
Austin Khounsana
Precious Kinzer
Eboné Knowles
Michaela Kulasekara
Antione Lane
Autumn Lewis
Alexia Lewis-Moss
Que'rra Mason
Jessica Mateo
Elizabeth Michel
Taylor Morris
Laila Motley
Jaleelah Muhammad
Zainab Muhammad
Joi Murray
Tayla Myles
Daija Nellums
Kim Nguyen
Georgy Sandra Nnoung
Cassidy Oliver
Shacoya Richie
Xavier Robinson
Natasha Rollins
William Schwartz
Jamal Sims
Morgan Smith
Jasmin Smoot
Christopher Swims-Vernor
Jeremiah Terrell
Kelsey Walker
Alisha Washington
Shelby Washington
Brianna Werner
Tanner Wetzel
Tyler Wheeler
Trevahn Williams
Darien Wilson
Jasmyne Woods
Taylor Yates
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