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Olivet College welcomes Boatwright as academic counselor
Aug 30, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. Diana Boatwright has been named academic counselor at Olivet College, according to Charlie Wilson, Ph.D., Olivets associate dean for academic affairs.

Her responsibilities include working with students who have learning disabilities and students in need of academic assistance. She provides consultation and assistance in formulating a successful study plan to help students.

Boatwright works in the Comet Learning and Student Success (CLASS) Center, which is designed to help every student, regardless of ability, perform at their highest academic level. The CLASS Center offers tips on taking essay exams and objective tests, workshops to develop master student skills, self-help tapes and assistance setting academic goals and charting progress.

In addition to working as a counselor, Boatwright is also teaching a course in writing and rhetoric.

Boatwright recently supervised student teachers and worked as an adjunct instructor at Olivet College. Her professional background includes serving as principal for three years and assistant principal for 12 years at Harry E. Gardner Middle School in Lansing. Prior to that, she taught middle school English, math and social studies as well as elementary and special education for 12 years in the Lansing School District. She retired from the district in 2002.

Boatwright resides in Lansing. She earned a bachelors degree in education from Philander Smith College in Arkansas and a masters degree in education administration from Michigan State University.


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