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DON M. AND MARSHA HOKE HIRE STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC CENTER MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Don M. and Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center is to provide the highest quality of academic support, counseling and guidance to the student-athletes participating in UAB's intercollegiate athletic programs by promoting academic excellence, self-responsibility, personal and professional growth.
The Don M. and Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center staff are responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes. The staff acts as a liaison between the student-athlete and the academic communities and ensures that student-athletes comply with academic rules established by the university, the NCAA, and Conference USA. The staff also coordinates academic programs designed to assist the student-athletes in acquiring a quality education as well as programs to promote personal and career development. The Don M. and Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center program wants to ensure that student-athletes succeed to their highest academic ability and that any possible educational disadvantages resulting from their participation in intercollegiate sports are offset. Inherent in the program is the philosophy that student-athletes take responsibility for their own growth and development while receiving maximum support. The academic unit's goals are to prepare student-athletes for viable careers, to assist them in securing degrees and to produce responsible citizens.
The Don M. and Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center is located in the Bell Building across from Bartow Arena and within walking distance from all campus residence halls. The Don M. and Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center has a computer lab with technology to meet all the student-athletes' needs, private and group study rooms, meeting rooms, and a writing lab. The computer lab is available to all student-athletes and is staffed by a qualified computer support assistant. The computer lab offers wireless access with high-speed connection to the Internet as well as access to all programs available from other academic units on campus.