Jacksonville, Florida-The Edward Waters University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will soon unveil their new Athletic Academic Center which is designed to serve the scholastic needs of each of EWU’s student-athletes that participate in 17 intercollegiate athletic programs and three junior varsity programs.
“We are extremely excited to open the Tiger Academic Center with the goal of providing our talented student-athletes with access to premier resources that empower their academic success,” remarked EWU Associate Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Ivana Rich. “This center reflects our unwavering commitment to continually equipping our student-athletes with skills necessary to develop holistically as leaders of tomorrow.”
Located inside of the John Hurst Adams-Jimmy R. Jenkins Community Sports & Music Complex, this state-of-the art facility is complete with individual and group study areas also computers terminal complete with hardwired and wireless internet access which are meant to foster an environment of academic success.
The AAC’s opening comes at a time when EWU is experiencing historic growth both academically and athletically. The University’s innovative technologies, residential and online academic programs, and faculty resources continue to develop empowered leaders who are ready to take on global engagement.
The center had a soft opening during the Fall 2023 semester and is set for its official grand opening during the Spring 2024 semester.

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