Designed to be accessible to all students, the Gage Center will assess individual student needs and strive to facilitate seamless student support, through the collaboration of Academic Advising, the Academic Skills Office, Disability Services (the CLASS Office), and TRIO/Student Support Services.
The Gage Center houses the Groves Accommodations Lab, which provides assistive technology and testing accommodations for students with disabilities, and the Groves Technology Center, a fully-equipped computer lab that is available to all students.
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction is coordinated through the Academic Skills Office in the Gage Center. Tutoring can be requested through the Online Tutor Request form on their Website.
The Gage Center is located on the second floor, or “link level,” of Lindell Library. The central reception desk is near the stairs, between the computer lab and the private meeting rooms, surrounded by our support offices.
The center was made possible through the generous support of the Gage and Groves families.
The Gage Family
The Gage family began their relationship with Augsburg in 1984 with the admission of Geoff ’89, the oldest child of Barbara Carlson Gage and Edwin (Skip) Gage. Subsequently, all three of Geoff’s siblings attended classes at Augsburg, with Rick ’96 following in his brother’s footsteps to graduation. As an involved parent, Barbara Gage was invited to serve on the Board of Regents of Augsburg from 1986 to 1998, including four years as Chair of the Board and as Co-Chair of Augsburg’s Access to Excellence Campaign.
Barbara and Skip Gage, together with the Carlson Family Foundation, have been generous benefactors of Augsburg through the years. Their involvement and investments allowed Augsburg to establish the CLASS (Center for Learning and Adaptive Support Services) program.
Skip and Barbara have supported many other campus projects through the years, including the Scandinavian Center, Lindell Library, Anderson Plaza, the Gage Family Art Gallery, and now the Gage Center for Student Success. With their newest gift for the Gage Center, the family once again revealed their enthusiasm for student support and innovative academic programming.
The Groves Family
Franklin (Skip) Groves, Jr. ’85 graduated from Augsburg with a Business Administration and Finance major. While at Augsburg, he started the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity. Skip is a Vice President at the Groves Foundation in Minneapolis. In the past, he has worked as a sales manager and buyer for the natural food industry for Presence Marketing, Ahold USA, Inc., and Whole Foods.
Skip’s mother, Carolyn Groves, served on the Augsburg Board of Regents from 1985 to 1994. Through the Groves Foundation, she and her husband Franklin Groves, Sr. established the “Groves Learning Disabilities Endowment” at Augsburg to support the CLASS program. The Groves Technology Center, now in the Gage Center for Student Success, is an extension of the family’s long-standing interest in ensuring academic excellence for all Augsburg students.