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Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment

Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment

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About the Hundley Center

The Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment has been provided by a gift from Union University alums and long-time supporters, Robert L. and Mary Ruth Pearson Hundley. Much of their professional lives were dedicated to educating the children of Jackson and Madison County. In retirement, that commitment continues in their generous support of the University in its effort to provide Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society.

Hundleys' receive Distinguished Service Award

In 2002, the Hundleys’ received the Union University Distinguished Service Award.

Provost Carla Sanderson presents Bob (’48) and Mary Ruth ('56) Hundley a photo of The Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment during a Homecoming dedication ceremony.

After serving in the Army during WWII, Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1948. For a time, he was in insurance sales before taking a position with the central office of Madison County Schools. In 1952 he received the Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University. Bob retired as Director of Federal Programs for Madison County Schools.

Mary Ruth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956 and taught school in Bemis for a time. Upon receiving her Certificate in Library Science from the University of Memphis she was promoted to Library Supervisor for Madison County Schools, a position she would hold until retirement. In that role, Mary Ruth was responsible for setting up libraries in the 22 schools then in the Madison County system.

The Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment was opened in February 2005. Located on the second floor of the Emma Waters Summar Library, the Hundley Center is a distraction-free environment with ample space for labs, private or group study rooms and for student tutoring. Peer tutoring is offered free of charge to any student desiring help at any level.

Upcoming Events
Smarthinking: Free Online Tutoring 24/7
  • Smarthinking
  • Contact hundley@uu.edu to secure your username and password
  • What Students Are Saying About Smarthinking...
  • "Smarthinking is an excellent tool that's easy to master, quick, and helpful! The tutors explain concepts step-by-step."
  • "I was able to bring my grades up thanks to Smarthinking. Tutoring is available whenever I need it and easy to access."
  • "I love the convenience of Smarthinking…math tutoring is available 24/7!"
Academic Coaches
  • Academic Coaches
  • Academic Coaches are available to meet with you to develop an individualized study plan based on your unique learning style and assist you with time management techniques. In addition, Academic Coaches are available to provide one-on-one test preparation-teaching you test-taking strategies and quizzing you over your study materials.
Walk-In Writing Lab
  • Walk-in Writing Lab
  • Professor Chris Bailey is available to help with all your writing needs!
  • No appointment needed; just walk-in during open Writing Lab hours: Mondays and Thursdays 2–4 p.m. in the Library computer lab.
On-Call Tutors
  • On-Call Tutors
  • On-Call Tutors are available to meet with you at your convenience with 24 hours' notice given. Contact hundley@uu.edu to obtain a password to access a list of on-call subjects and tutors' contact information.
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