Academic Success Center


We offer over 20 different SI and study group sessions that meet weekly throughout the semester.
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We provide a variety of academic support options to all students completely free of charge!
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Courtney Bringley

Academic Success Center
(518) 327-6059
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 204
[email protected]

Courtney has been at Paul Smith’s College for six years. Throughout this time she has been a driving force behind the College’s comprehensive student support initiatives. As the coordinator of the early outreach efforts for the Academic Success Center she dedicates a great amount of her time to meeting one-on-one with students to provide individualized academic coaching. As the Director of the Academic Success Center, Courtney communicates daily with our faculty and staff to ensure the academic support programs we provide are meeting the needs of each and every student on campus.  In addition to providing leadership for the Academic Success Center and Career Services, Courtney is very involved with our Welcome Week and Summer Orientation programs. She supervises our student Peer Leaders and provides training to help them better engage our new students with the campus community and prepare students for the academic expectations of college. Courtney can also help students who are considering withdrawing or transferring from Paul Smith’s College.

Allison Rozon

Tutor Coordinator
[email protected]
(518) 327-6137 
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 203

Allison coordinates the peer tutoring program and works closely with the director of the Academic Support Center. Allison helps recruit tutors, schedules tutoring for students seeking support, assists in training tutors, and maintains records and statistics for the program. She also helps develop team-building activities and provides supervision, guidance, and support to tutors.

Maureen McMahon

Academic Success Counselor
[email protected]
(518) 327-6959 
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 119

Maureen works with students individually to help them reach their academic goals. Meetings usually involve discussion about time management techniques, study strategies, how to be successful academically, and how personal interests fit into student life at Paul Smith’s College. She also facilitates the Academic Recovery and Transitional Programs, meeting with students in the program on a weekly basis. Maureen also works with students who are considering withdrawing or transferring from Paul Smith’s College.

Tracy Elliott

Academic Success Center Coordinator
[email protected]
(518) 327-6046
Joan Weill Adirondack Library ASC Front Desk

Tracy is here to welcome you and provide the information you need on our Academic Success services. She works closely with the Tutor Coordinator and Director of the Academic Success Center. She not only greets people coming to the center, but also assists with scheduling and record keeping. If you have questions, contact Tracy! She is happy to help.

Melinda Bard


Academic Success Counselor

[email protected]
(518) 327-6444
Joan Weill Adirondack Library Room 109

Melinda works with students both as an Academic Success Counselor, as well as in the Math department. As an Academic Success Counselor Melinda works with students one-on-one to help them reach their full potential during their time at Paul Smith’s College. Meetings include helping students with setting both academic and personal goals, discussing time management techniques, study and organizational strategies, and how to have a healthy academic-life balance. Melinda also works directly with students in both the Academic Recovery and Transitional Programs on a weekly basis, as well as does outreach to at-risk students. Melinda’s other roles involve teaching a section of College Algebra as well as working as a Professional Math Tutor in the Academic Success Center.


Paul Smith’s College Comprehensive Student Support Program

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 Paul Smith’s College Comprehensive Student Support Program

2013 Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award Winner

Paul Smith’s College

2013 Starfish 360 Award Winner


To assist Paul Smith’s College students in achieving their academic goals by providing a variety of effective academic support options.

Paul Smith’s first established a peer tutoring program in 1985. Since then, we’ve grown to become a comprehensive academic support program. Each year, many Paul Smith’s students take advantage of the broad range of services we offer in order to reach their goals for academic success. Our caring and dedicated staff work closely with our faculty to provide the kind of support that will improve learning and classroom performance. Please stop by our home on the second floor of the Joan Weill Adirondack Library. We look forward to meeting you.


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Joan Weill Adirondack Library

Second Floor | Room 204


(518) 327-6046

Hours: M- F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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