Dear Vanguard Community,
As you are likely aware, the current public health crisis has challenged higher education institutions to operate in a whole new way. For us at ASU-Beebe, the safety of our campus community and the success of our students are of utmost importance as we respond to the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
ASU-Beebe course work on all campuses is being delivered through alternative methods of instruction/remote learning. Our Library on the Beebe campus and our Advising and Learning Centers on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses remain open only to students who need computers to access their instruction and learning resources. All ASU-Beebe services on all campuses are being provided remotely through Zoom video conferencing, CANVAS, Skype, via phone call, etc. Faculty, staff, and students are doing an incredible job of staying focused on health and safety while we continue to provide instruction and help students pursue their educational pathways.
I am grateful to those of you who have asked, “How can I help students?” Although the establishment of the ASU-Beebe Student Emergency Hope Fund occurred before the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, supporting it is one direct and proactive way you can help students with the struggles they face during this unprecedented situation.
The ASU-Beebe Student Emergency Hope Fund provides financial support for the unavoidable and unexpected hardships some of our students face in achieving academic success. If you are looking for a way to help, we encourage you to give to the Hope Fund www.giveasub.com/emergencyfund.
I will close by expressing my deep gratitude for your unwavering support of ASU-Beebe. Your concern and dedication to our students and ASU-Beebe has been steadfast as we traverse these challenging times.
Thank you, again, for the many ways you support ASU-Beebe students. Please stay safe,
Jennifer L. Methvin, Ph.D.
Arkansas State University-Beebe