Academic Success Center

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Houston Baptist University, students in the Learning Center.The mission of the Academic Success Center is to provide academic resources to facilitate student academic success. If you need help with homework, classroom concepts, study skills, an upcoming test or anything else related to academic success, we're here to help!

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Meet the Staff:

Samantha Bottoms, administrative assistant  for the academic success center at Houston Baptist University. Samantha Bottoms
Assistant Director

Why I love working for the Academic Success Center: College was such a pivotal time in my life, and I love helping students discover where their passions are and how to excel in school and life.

Best study tip: Study at a time when you are mentally at your best.  If you think more clearly in the morning, don't try to force yourself to stay up all night - just wake up early to do your studying. 

Interesting fact: I attended several balls for a traditional German folk club while studying in Germany.


Emily Serna
Administrative Assistant

Why I love working for the Academic Success Center: I love working for the Academic Success Center because our duty is to help students and to ensure that they are getting what they need to be successful. I loved my college experience, and I will never forget the people and services that helped me excel.

Best study tip: Use your off-time wisely. The quality- not the quantity- of your study time is what is important. Studying between breaks will help you retain what you have learned in class and allow you time to do what makes you happy.

Interesting fact: I come from a huge family! There are over 40 immediate family members at every holiday celebration. On Christmas, we love to play bingo for presents.