Proud Pirate Parent (P3) Newsletter

January 2013, Volume 2, Issue 3

Hello Parents and welcome,
We are pleased that you've joined the community of Proud Pirate Parents (P3) and that your student selected Armstrong to prepare for the future!
Please read on, as this newsletter gives you some tips, dates and deadlines to help your student move successfully through the semester. We invite you to contact our office with questions: 

Office of Parent Services

Good to Know

Big Savings for Commuter Students
If your student commutes to school, they could be missing out on opportunities to save money while on campus. Block Dining Plans provide a significant discount for commuter students when they dine on campus. Read More...

Desire2Learn is a Learning Management System (LMS) that has Replaced Vista
Students began using the Desire2Learn System to access their online class content at the beginning of January. An online course titled "Armstrong Student Tutorial" and an IT Services Helpdesk Mobile Unit will be available to assist them with the transition. Read More...

Summer Semester Tuition Payment Plans
You can pay for the Summer semester using a new pre-payment plan from Nelnet, a partner with the University System of Georgia. Read More...

Healthy Information

Flu Activity Picks Up Nationwide
Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness, according to CDC’s latest FluView report. Read More...


Important Dates and Deadlines - Spring 2013

Events and Fairs

Upcoming Basketball Games and Promotions
Armstrong Spring 2013 Career Fair, Wednesday February 27
Armstrong on the Road - Augusta Reception, Thursday, January 31

Student Services & Resources

Hola Hosts Scholarship and Financial Aid workshop
A Scholarship and Financial Aid workshop will be held Thursday, January 31st from 5:30-8:30 pm in UH 157 and is open to ALL Armstrong students. The workshop will be hosted by HOLA,CAMINO and the Hispanic Outreach Office. Dr. Veronika Salazar and Ruth Duran-Deffley will be conducting the workshop.

Housing Takes a Proactive Approach in Helping Residential Students Succeed
It is not uncommon for residential students, particularly first year students, to struggle academically during their first term of study.  The Academic Early Alert (AEA) program reaches out to all residential students who achieve lower than a 2.0 GPA during the fall semester.  Read More...