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Helping students succeed is one of the proudest accomplishments for an educator. Faith Heinrichs knows this well having dedicated her career at Central to helping her students obtain the skills they needed to complete their degrees.
Ms. Heinrichs became a full-time instructor at the Educational Development Center (now the Department of Academic Enrichment) in 1979, two years after coming to campus as an adjunct faculty member. She became coordinator of summer sessions at the university in 1988 at one-quarter release time from EDC. She served in this capacity and as coordinator of reading and study skills for Academic Enrichment until her retirement in May 2002.
She takes great pride in having coordinated the development of the Enhanced Learning Opportunities program in Academic Enrichment. Research has shown that students enrolled in the ELO have significantly higher graduation rated than other Central students.
Additional campus involvement included chairing or serving on numerous committees. She chaired the department committee that submitted data to the National Association of Developmental Education which named Central’s EDC as the most outstanding EDC in the nation.
Ms. Henrichs earned a bachelor’s degree from Phillips University, Enid, Okla., and master’s and education specialist degrees from Central.