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Academic Resource Mentors

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Button logo Our Mission

As ARMs, we encourage residents to balance academics and everyday life.  With the assistance of our peers and campus resources, we create opportunities that support ongoing success. 

Button logo What will you find here?

Welcome to the ARM Academic Success Spot. As you know, each of your buildings has at least one ARM, or Academic Resource Mentor. But there are lots of you, and they can't be everywhere at once, so we've created this page to provide you with some resources that you can access when your ARM isn't there to help.

button logo Who and what are the ARMs?

ARMs are Academic Resource Mentors -- peers whose goal is to help you find the information, locate the resources, and connect you to people who can help you in your academic endeavors. They provide academic and life skills programming, too. More importantly, they serve as academic coaches, and working with them, you can identify issues that may be making your studies difficult, and begin to use strategies that will give you the ability to change the outcomes you want to change.

 ARMs have office hours in your halls, when you can see them to get assistance. They are students, just like you! They can also help you touch base with PASS members, student volunteers who offer tutoring or assistance in subjects they do well in.

We're sure you'll see your ARM around in the building, but just in case, here are the ARMs for 2021-22:

Gracie Johnson

Gracie Johnson

Hi! My name is Gracie and I will be one of the ARMs in Centennial Hall this year. I am a sophomore at WCSU and am majoring in Nursing. My strongest academic subject tends to be science; however I am here to help in all subjects! Outside of school, I enjoy baking, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals and having a great year with you all!

Hello! My name is Madison Adams and I am one of the Academic Resource Mentors in Centennial Hall. I am a Sophomore Music Education major here at WestConn. My strongest academic subjects include English or any music class. Outside of studying music I enjoy exercise, reading, and anything involving arts and crafts. Feel free to come to visit my office hours if you need any academic assistance, or just someone to chat with! I am very approachable so please do not hesitate to reach out. I look forward to getting to know you this semester!

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Madison Adams

Gabriella DeMaro

Gabriella DeMaro

Hi! My name is Gabriella DeMaro and I am an ARM in Grasso Hall. I’m a junior Psychology major who is also minoring in Justice and Law Administration.  On campus I’m a part of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and the honors program. My strongest subjects are sciences and liberal arts. I will be here to help you get organized, manage your time, and help with any other academic or life struggles that come your way. I’m looking forward to a great year as an ARM here at Westconn and hope I can make a positive impact 🙂

Hi! My name is Lindsay and I will be one of the ARMs in Pinney Hall this year! I’m a Junior Health Promotional Studies major. I plan to pursue my Masters and my Doctorate degrees following graduation. I’m a midfielder on the WestConn Women’s Soccer team!!!  My strongest subjects are science and math but I can help you with any struggles you have regarding time management, tutoring services or anything else you may need this semester. I can’t wait to meet all of you and I’m really looking forward to an awesome semester this fall!

Lindsay Larisa

Lindsay Larisa

Finan Deakin

Finan Deakin

Hi! My name is Finan Deakin, and I am one of the ARMs in Pinney Hall this year. I am currently a junior at WCSU, majoring in Management with a minor in Justice and Law Administration. My strongest academic subjects are math and science, but I am available to assist in all subjects. My hobbies outside of school include spending time with friends and taking adventures. Please feel free to email me with any questions at deakin027@wcsu.educreate new email. I look forward to getting to know everyone this fall and assisting you in reaching your goals!

Hello! My name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Lizzie. I’m a junior here at WCSU, and an ARM in Litchfield Hall! My strengths are in English and history, but I also have a fair understanding of music theory. I’m here to help you in any way, in any subject, and to be your friend! I have a passion for literature, a love for music, and a strong desire to teach. I am here to support you, help you reach your goals, and enjoy your college experience. I am sincerely looking forward to a wonderful year with you all!

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Lizzie Hinds