CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Class of 1956 Academic Success Center has been awarded first place in the National College Learning Center Association and the Learning Support Centers in Higher Education’s 2013 Website Excellence Awards competition.

The site was judged according to detailed criteria involving page appearance and content. The competition was open to all learning center websites in the U.S. and Canada.

The Academic Success Center website features tutoring and supplemental instruction schedules, workshop registration links, academic coaching information, study room reservation forms and information on other Academic Success Center programs.

“I think our main goal is to make it easier for students to find things,” said Amanda Menefee, Academic Success Center webmaster. “Our goal is for users to make as few clicks as possible to find out what you want.”

The National College Learning Center Association and Learning Support Centers in Higher Education held the awards banquet in Charleston. Clemson received an award plaque, certificate and the right to place an award icon on the Academic Success Center home page.

“The website represents who we are and what we do at the ASC,” said Academic Success Center Director Elaine Richardson. “This award is recognition at the national level for our work.”

In 2009, the Academic Success Center’s website won first runner-up in the website competition. In the 12 years since its establishment, the Academic Success Center also won the Association for the Tutoring Profession national award for outstanding tutoring program, the National College Learning Center Association Outstanding Learning Center award and was named International Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Program.

The Academic Success Center was established in 2001 to provide academic support to help Clemson students stay in school and retain scholarships.

– Ashley Hedrick