Student-Veterans serve new mission as Peer Tutors at Camp Shelby | Events
For Cleother Clayborne and Zack Pittman, two student-veterans on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus, helping other soldiers navigate college —and, specifically, college writing — is a given. When an opportunity arose to work with soldiers in an English 101 class offered by the University at Camp Shelby, they were ready to serve.
Southern Miss College of Arts & Letters Dean Steven Moser explains how the new development in the partnership between Camp Shelby and Southern Miss arose: “After the academic deans and the provost attended College Day at Camp Shelby this past summer, it became clear that Southern Miss could provide an important academic and cultural connection to our military families,” said Moser. “Dr. Weisenberg organized a pilot to teach English, math, and psychology in the fall semester as a first step in this collaboration.”
The College of Arts and Letters and the Department of English are supporting the initiative by providing funding for one of the student-veteran peer tutors for English 101. “The College of Arts & Letters is exploring other courses and programs that would be well-suited to the interests of the Camp Shelby community,” Moser adds.
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