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StepUP program featured on higher education site

step_upOn Dec. 18, Augsburg’s StepUP program was featured in a story on Inside Higher Ed, a daily online news site for higher education.

Interviews with StepUP student Anne Thompson and director Patrice Salmeri highlight how Augsburg’s 10-year-old program supports students in recovery from chemical addiction. Setting Augsburg’s program apart from recovery programs in other colleges are the successes of the residential program on campus; the extent of counselor and peer support; and the academic support services available, such as tutoring, that continually provide support to students.

Augsburg’s StepUP program has grown from 23 to its current 64 students. In September, StepUP moved into the new Oren Gateway Center, which houses both the residence for StepUP students and the program offices. StepUP now has the capacity to expand to more than 100 students.

To read the Inside Higher Ed story, go to http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/12/18/augsburg

To learn more about StepUP, go to www.augsburg.edu/stepup

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