Dordt College News

Clousing is ASK Center Coordinator at Dordt

September 18, 2008


Ruth Clousing has begun work at Dordt College in the role of Academic Skills Center (ASK) Office Coordinator. She will assist Pamala De Jong, ASK Center Director; Marliss Van Der Zwaag, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities; Sanneke Kok; Coordinator of Academic Services for Minority and International Students; and Bill Elgersma, Coordinator of Developmental Education.

The ASK Center provides a broad range of academic support services for Dordt students seeking assistance in learning, including free tutoring services in a wide variety of subjects. Most students seek ASK Center assistance on their own, but some may also be referred by their instructor, advisor, or other college personnel.

Every year the ASK Center trains and equips competent, experienced students to serve as tutors to fellow students in need of assistance. The ASK Center also offers the Aspire Program, an opportunity for students who do not meet regular admission standards to receive a Dordt education by means of special assistance.

Clousing is a graduate of Dordt College and received her B.A. in elementary education. She has taught in area elementary schools, worked as a physical therapy aid, and most recently was an office assistant at Proactive Physical Therapy.

Ruth and her husband, Paul, live in Sioux Center, where he is employed as city manager. They have three children: Stacie who lives in Italy; Wendy who lives in Michigan; and Dan who lives in Colorado.

Clousing said she is looking forward to getting to know the students and being a part of the Dordt Community.

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