Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is a community of students, student tutors, and instructors.  We are dedicated to fostering academic excellence and are driven by the philosophy that students working with students promotes academic and personal success.

As the primary academic support service for students at the East Georgia State College, the ACE assists students in transitioning to college; navigating the academic terrain; creating networks of resources; and achieving academic, personal and professional goals. Through various services including tutoring and study groups, we support students in biological and physical sciences, economics, mathematics, social sciences, statistics, study strategies and writing.

We encourage students to take advantage of the resources and opportunity the ACE can provide.

Swainsboro ACE

  • Location: Learning Commons in the Luck F. Gambrell Building
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 7:00pm; Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Faculty Office Hours: Click here to download
  • Phone: (478) 289-2151
  • ACE Staff:
    • Jill Kirkland
    • Teenie Leader
    • Amber Amerson
    • Brittany James
    • Emily Gay
    • Jacob Yarbrough
    • Michael Henry
  • Advisement: Deborah Kittrell-Mikell

Statesboro ACE

  • Location: EGSC Statesboro
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Faculty Office Hours: Coming Soon
  • Phone: (912) 623-2460
  • ACE Staff:
    • Tabithia D. Ross
    • Luke R. Martin
    • Brittany Horton
    • Michael Luzzi
  • Advisement: Karen T. Murphree

Augusta ACE

  • Location: Room 208 in Galloway Hall, GRU Summerville campus
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 AM-8 PM; Friday 8 AM-4 PM
  • Email:
  • ACE Staff and Faculty:
    • Rob Nordan, Director & Humanities
    • Joseph Bell, tutor
    • English only - Linden Blount, Sally Cook, Julie Jones
    • Math only - Kim Carr, Betsy Veldboom
    • Social Science - Mary Waalkes
  • Advisement: Assigned faculty

  • Jillian G. Kirkland

    Jillian G. Kirkland

    Interim Director of the ACE - Swainsboro

    Phone: (478) 289-2151


  • Leontine Leader

    Leontine Leader

    Coordinator, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

    Phone: 478-289-2044


  • Deborah Kittrell-Mikell

    Deborah Kittrell-Mikell

    Director, Academic Advisement

    Phone: (478) 289-2161


  • Karen Townsend Murphree

    Karen Townsend Murphree

    Assistant Director of Advisement

    Phone: (912)- 623-2465


  • Tabithia D. Ross

    Tabithia D. Ross

    ACE Coordinator, Statesboro

    Phone: 912-623-2460


  • Luke R Martin

    Luke R Martin

    Academic Advisement Specialist

    Phone: 912-623-2424


  • Mike Luzzi

    Mike Luzzi

    ACE Coordinator

    Phone: 912- 623-2400

  • Brittany Horton