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The First Year Experience at Amarillo College facilitates and enhances student engagement by creating opportunities for personal growth, college success, life-long learning, and civic responsibility.

Why is there a First Year Experience Department  1

Other studies show that students who withdrew from college:

  • never became involved in college
  • studied alone
  • worked forty or more hours per week

taken from The American Community College by Cohen & Brawer  

Engaging Programs & Services

To enhance students' college experience, AC' First Year Experience offers and supports several unique programs. To learn more about each, click on the following links.

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Contact Us

Ware Student Commons, Suite 205
P.O. Box 447
2201 S. Washington St.
Amarillo, TX 79109

New Student Orientation

Miranda McHugh
Ware Student Commons, 205K

Director of First Year Experience

Amy Pifer
Ware Student Commons, 205G