ARCHES: Adults Reaching Career Heights & Educational Success

ADULT & ONLINE STUDIES
STUDENT SUPPORT

What is ARCHES?

A federally funded TRIO program aimed at first-generation college students in an effort to increase retention, participation, and overall success of these students.

Who is eligible?

Any Tusculum Adult and Online Student who is one of the following:  first-generation (meaning neither parent has a four-year degree), low-income, or disabled.

WHAT WE OFFER

Why should YOU be in ARCHES?

At no cost, you can take advantage of the following benefits and services:

  • Financial advice
  • Academic advising
  • Career exploration
  • Personality types and leadership development
  • Graduate school information

  • Workshops in…
    • Job readiness
    • Study skills
    • Graduate school readiness
    • Stress reduction
    • Financial literacy

Financial Advice

As a student enrolled in SSS, you will have select, FREE access to an incredible online financial literacy program called LIT. LIT offers over 70 interactive videos, calculators, and helpful resources on a huge variety of money topics to help you get control of your finances and feel empowered to make good decisions! LIT will help you get your money mindset right and put smart systems in place so you can achieve even your wildest financial goals.

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Mentoring Program: Pioneering Connections

While mentoring relationships develop naturally among participants, staff, and tutors, the Student Support Services program will provide opportunities to develop mentoring relationships with other individuals.

SSS Mentors are program participants who have been actively involved with the program for at least one year.  Mentors will serve on a voluntary basis, and they will be selected through an Pioneering Connections Mentor Application process. 

Successful mentors applicants will have demonstrated leadership ability so they can successfully interact with and guide first-year participants. Mentors will help facilitate SSS-sponsored events and activities as well.

For more information, please contact Shay Riggs at sriggs@tusculum.edu.

RESOURCES

CONTACT

(865)693-1177
arches@tusculum.edu

ARCHES
1305 Centerpoint Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
Fax: (865)691-6391

RACHAEL BARNETT
Student Support Services Director

rbarnett@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7300 ext. 5206
Niswonger Commons, 417

 

SHAY RIGGS
ARCHES Associate Director & Counseling Liaison

sriggs@tusculum.edu
(865)693-1177 ext. 5006
Knoxville Regional Center

STEFANIE HENRY
ARCHES Administrative Assistant

shenry@tusculum.edu
(865)693-1177 ext. 5018
Knoxville Regional Center

 

ROSE WEBB
ARCHES Academic Advisor

rwebb@tusculum.edu
(423)636-7300 ext. 5901
Niswonger Commons, 415