Student-athletes have access to a wealth of resources that make their educational endeavors part of a championship experience at Central Michigan University. CMU is committed to ensuring that it provides each individual with the support needed to be as successful in the classroom as in the competitive arena of intercollegiate athletics.
That commitment starts with the efforts of the staff at the Dick Enberg Academic Center located at the Indoor Athletic Complex. Associate athletics director in charge of student development, Jason Holtman, along with assistant directors Deb McAlpin and Tera Albrecht, provide advising, support and monitoring for each of CMU's 400 student-athletes in 16 varsity sports.
Student-athletes' academic activity is closely monitored and coordinated by the efforts of the staff. These individuals are dedicated to both maintaining the eligibility of each student-athlete and seeing each student-athlete successfully complete the requirements to earn his or her degree from CMU.
"Our goal in Athletic Academic Services is to provide an environment that allows our student-athletes to be as successful as possible," Holtman said. "From their transition as freshmen to the time they graduate, we are here to ensure our student-athletes have the maximum opportunity for academic and personal success. Over the past decade, CMU has been at the forefront in academic achievement. With our partnership with the coaches, faculty and administration, we will continue that success and provide the resources necessary for lifetime achievement."
The No. 1 resource available to student-athletes at CMU is the Enberg Academic Center, located inside the Indoor Athletic Complex. The 6,000-squre-foot facility houses a computer lab with 31 workstations, five tutoring rooms, a quiet study room that is monitored at all times and the offices of the full-time academic staff. The convenience of its location, inside the sprawling Indoor Athletic Complex, also sets the Enberg Academic Center apart. The IAC boasts a premier weight room, the Jack Skoog Indoor Track, athletic training facilities and a turf bay, and the building is accessible to student-athletes from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. during the week.