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Free student success series offered at St. Tammany Center

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is offering free workshops this spring for current or prospective students to explore skills needed for college success. 

     The workshops, which begin Jan. 30, will be held at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, room 329. The center is located on the third floor of the parish government complex at 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville.

     Workshops are “Learning Styles and Success,” Jan. 30; “Study Skills,” Feb. 6;

“Career Exploration,” Feb. 13, March 20; “Stress Management,” Feb. 27, April 24; and “Exam Preparation,” April 17.

     “The workshops are open to any student enrolled at the junior high level or above, anyone thinking about becoming a college student or changing careers, or any current Southeastern student,” said Laura Zammitt, assistant director of the St. Tammany Center. “This an excellent opportunity to learn new student success skills, get a refresher course to ensure your success while attending college or learn about the skills necessary if you are considering college.” 

     Workshops are offered twice each day, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 4-4:50 p.m., and will be conducted by Terry Fitzpatrick, a professional counselor with Southeastern’s Center for Student Excellence.

     Zammit said walk-ins are welcome, provided space is available, but pre-registration is preferred. Students can register online at (“Free Student Success Workshops” link) or contact the St. Tammany Center at 985-893-6251 or

     Fitzpatrick is also offering individual private counseling sessions at the center on Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to help students identify career and life goals, choose compatible college majors, maximize success in their academic plans and promote progress toward graduation.

     “You can meet with Ms. Fitzpatrick at the St. Tammany Center to develop and continuously monitor your academic and career goals,” Zammit said. “Together you will develop and continuously monitor your academic and career goals. She can assist you in identifying what you can do with your Southeastern degree and guide you in making educational life decisions. To complete the process you will develop an action plan for reaching your academic and career goals.” 

     To schedule a session, contact the center at (985) 893-6251 or

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