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Virginia DeMers

I've worked at Ringling College since 1992. During those years, Ringling School became Ringling College, and a student body of 400 or so became a campus where 900 live on campus and more than 1300 are here to study eleven different majors. Our ARC began as a 400 square foot outpost and is now twice as big and much more visible on the second floor of the Ulla Searing Student Center. It's been a wonderful journey. 

As ARC director since its inception in 1994, I began developed the writing consultation program. I also arrange all accommodations for students with documented disabilities. I studied English composition and literature in grad school and still teach at least one writing class a year. As disabilities services provider, I've put my roots as a child of social workers to excellent use and developed a deep respect for the spirit of the laws guaranteeing all students access to our programs as well as a deep respect for the compassion and high standards of the instructors and department heads. I can also help with reading, studying, time management, and directions to the local drivers' license bureau! In other words, I pitch in wherever I can. Our mission is to support the Ringling College mission of educating the whole student. I hope to meet you and look forward to helping you however we can while  you are at Ringling. 

My Hours:  9:00a - 4:00p Mon - Fri, appointments recommended.

Paula Jawitz

I am considered our Reading and Studying expert. A few hours with me can raise your Art History grade several notches. I am tireless and very funny. Drop by to catch me organizing impromptu talent shows! I also produce invitations.


My Hours: 9 to 4:30 Mon through Fri, except when teaching. Call to arrange an appointment.