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Welcome to the home of The Collaborative Learning Club of Bridgewater College!

The BC CLC is operating in conjunction with the Math/Science F.I.G. and the Bridging the Valley program. Dr. Overway, of the Chemistry Department, is the BC faculty advisor to these programs.  Ms. Jen Sowers, of the Bridging the Valley program, will also be actively involved in planning and coordinating events that involve the CLC. If you have any questions about these programs, please contact one of us.

Members Benefits
access to a student-mentor who will help guide you through your first year at BC
access to help sessions in the BIO, CHEM, and MATH (prizes will be given out for winning performances)
access to MCK 345 for after-hours studying
monthly meetings of the club which will focus on success at BC and career exploration
a stipend for your participation in the club events

Members Responsibilities
you are required to attend all of the help sessions for the courses you are attending (BIO 207/208, CHEM 161, MATH 110/120)
you are required to meet with your mentor on a weekly basis
keep MCK 345 clean and tidy after evening study sessions
strongly consider filling out infrequent surveys from the Bridging the Valley grant team to assist them with improving the program

Students who attended the Summer Bridge Program are eligible for an $800 stipend ($600 in the fall, $200 in the spring).  Students who are invited to join the CLC in the fall semester are eligible for a $400 stipend ($300 in the fall, $100 in the spring).

Stipend Payment Considerations
attendance at help sessions
attendance at monthly meetings
attendance at mentoring sessions
you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.4
you must
stay enrolled in core STEM courses (math, chem, bio, physics)

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Helpful Links

BC CLC calendar of fall events
BC CLC calendar of spring events
BC CLC help session time schedule
BC CLC Chemistry help session quiz contests
Bridging the Valley home (JMU)
Bridging the Valley BC
Contact Info
Dr. Ken Overway
Department of Chemistry
Bridgewater College
402 E. College St
Bridgewater, VA 22812


Office Location: MCK 319
Jennifer B. Sowers
Bridging the Valley Project Internship Coordinator James Madison University
701 Carrier Drive, MSC 4102
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540) 828-5727
FAX:  (540) 828-5661
Phone: (540) 568-2601
Cell:  (540) 820-0514
Email: koverway@bridgewater.edu Email:  sowersjb@jmu.edu
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