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
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