Academic Enrichment Center

Welcome to the Academic Enrichment Center

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is a supportive learning commons where students can step beyond the comfortable routines of the classroom and actively shape their education and their lives. The AEC's four units provide students opportunities to become the intellectual, professional, and publicly engaged individuals they wish to be.

Divisions of the AEC

Literacy and Learning Resources provides a range of tutoring and academic support services.

Career Development provides students with career advisingworkshops, internship opportunities, and other strategies for building a rewarding life beyond their years at Dominican.

Global and Civic Engagement houses International Student Advising and Study Abroad, and offers students opportunities to cross cultural and national boundaries, deepen their civic literacy and engage as active citizens of the world.

Research and Creativity  encourages students' creative expression and opportunities to pursue independent scholarship and collaborative research with each other and faculty members.

Excellence in Experiential Learning

The AEC also sponsors the Excellence in Experiential Learning (ExcEL) Scholar Awards. The ExcEL Scholar Award program is designed to provide gap funding support (up to $2000) to undergraduates who want to build hands-on educational experiences into their Dominican University careers in the form of an internship, community -based learning, independent research, study away, study abroad, or entrepreneurial project.

Staff of the AEC

Paul Simpson
Executive Director
pvsimpson@dom.edu
(708) 524-6670

Keli Wojciechowski
Director, Career Development
kallen@dom.edu
(708) 524-6827

Sherri Wick
Associate Director, Career Development
swick@dom.edu
(708) 524-6567

Sue Ponremy
Director, International Studies and Study Abroad
sponremy@dom.edu
(708) 524-6965

Mari Callahan-Ross
Learning Disability Specialist
mcallahan-ross@dom.edu
(708) 488-5177

Alison Healy
Office Manager, AEC
ahealy@dom.edu
(708) 524-6785

Parmer 010

(708)524-6783