Hudson County Community College to Dedicate the New Abegail Douglas-Johnson Academic Support Services Department on December 9th

Posted: 12/8/2015
Jennifer Christopher (201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu) or Roger Jones (201-200-1080, rj@j-a-c.com)

December 7, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will mark the official opening of its new tutorial center on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The Abegail Douglas-Johnson Academic Support Services Department has been situated in the lower level of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.

HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. will welcome HCCC Board Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. and other Board members, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, and the guest of honor, Dr. Abegail Douglas-Johnson.

The Abegail Douglas-Johnson Academic Support Services program was initiated in 2011, and has provided free tutoring in all subject areas to thousands of HCCC students. Trained tutors offer students the opportunity to study with classmates in small groups, or on an individual basis. Sessions are available each day, and students may take advantage of regularly scheduled or walk-in sessions.

The program also provides workshops to help students prepare for exams, and Winter/Summer Enrichment programs, as well as conversation sessions for all non-English-speaking students.

Dr. Abegail Douglas-Johnson was a driving force at the College for more than 26 years, and she assisted in expanding the College’s for-credit and non-credit programs. Prior to serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs, she was Director of Instructional Resources, Assistant Dean of Student Development, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Acting President. Dr. Douglas-Johnson was also the recipient of the HCCC Heritage Award.