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SOUTHEASTERN college learning center association

letter from the president

SECLCA Colleagues,

Reflecting back on attending my first professional tutor conference, I remember how out of place I felt in a sea of knowledge. During the awards luncheon, I wondered about the paths these recipients travelled while simultaneously listening to their accomplishments adding to the field of learning support. What I realize now is that each person takes a different path to make contributions, and everyone has opportunities to make contributions, impacting us as professionals, our institutions, and especially our students!

Being a part of SECLCA provides opportunities to engage with learning support colleagues across the tri-state region. We learn, we teach, and we support each other. As SECLCA President, I look forward to working with each of you as we continue our growth trajectory as an organization.


Dr. Craig C. Curty, SECLCA President

about seclca

SECLCA was created to develop a connected and cohesive community of learning center professionals within the state of South Carolina. The first annual meeting was held June 13, 2014 in Columbia, SC, at the Inn at USC. At the second conference, held June 12, 2015 at Winthrop University, the group voted to expand membership to learning center professionals in the tri-state area of North/South Carolina and Georgia. The new name is the Southeastern College Learning Center Association (SECLCA).

SECLCA By-Laws (PDF) last updated June 12, 2015

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our purpose

The purpose of SECLCA is to create a network of college learning support professionals in postsecondary institutions operating in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia in order to:

  1. Support learning assistance professionals as they develop and maintain learning centers, programs, and services to enhance student learning at the postsecondary level;

  2. Promote professional standards in the areas of administration and management, program, curriculum design, evaluation and research;

  3. Act on learning assistance issues at the local and state levels;

  4. Assist in the creation of new and enhance existing learning centers and programs;

  5. Provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and idea exchange through conferences, workshops, institutes, and publications;

  6. Coordinate efforts with related professional associations and offer forums for celebrating, supporting, and promoting the profession.


Membership is open, but not restricted to, learning center professionals including faculty, staff, and students in postsecondary institutions operating within the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. All membership are individual. There are no institutional memberships. Individual memberships carry voting privileges.

All SECLCA Executive Board members are required to be current, active members of NCLCA. All SECLCA members are strongly encouraged to join NCLCA as well, so that they may take full advantage of the many benefits of membership. The membership year will begin on October1 and terminate September 30 the next calendar year.

Dues will be $25/year for individuals and $5 for students enrolled at least halftime in a postsecondary institution. Those requesting student rates should include proof of student status. Dues for Emeritus members will be $10/year.

SECLCA does not discriminate because of ethnic background, national heritage, sex, religious affiliation, sexual preference, age, or disability.

New memberships are valid from October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017. If you purchased your SECLCA/SCCLCA membership prior to October 1, 2015, it will expire on September 30th of this year.

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Craig Curty
Director, Academic Services Center 
High Point University
High Point, NC



Lindy Coleman
Associate Director, Center for Student Learning
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC


vice president

Elizabeth Coghill
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC



marketing & communications

Carrie A. Ziglar 
Interim Director, Center for Academic Success 

University of West Georgia
Carrolton, GA 



Scott McDonald
Interim AD for Peer Learning
University of South Carolina 
Columbia, SC


Carol J. Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Dean, University College
University of North Georgia


Sue Whorton
Director, Academic Success Center
Clemson University
Clemson, SC


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