Bickerstaff Academic Center
The Bickerstaff Student-Athlete Academic Center (BAC) includes 16 personal computer work stations, as well as a wireless internet hub for students to access the net from laptops. The upgrade in space in the BAC will allow for more than 30 students to simultaneously occupy the study area. Students will also have access to individual private cubicles where they can work one-on-one with personal tutors.
The center is named after Glen and Debbie Bickerstaff of Los Alamitos (pictured at left), both loyal supporters of 49er athletics. The Bickerstaffs have been involved with Long Beach State for several years and have given nearly $1 million in donations to the student-athlete scholarship program. They donated $625,000 for the Legacy campaign which went towards the naming of the new center. Their donation also aided with the new construction of the "Long Beach State Athletics History", a permanent display to be located on the concourse level of the Walter Pyramid. Their second Legacy commitment was for $250,000 to help with the completion of the student-athlete strength and conditioning complex.
The BAC will provide academic services to 49er student-athletes. This includes advising to ensure that each student-athlete is enrolled in the appropriate courses so they may earn their degrees while maintaining their athletic eligibility. The BAC is geared to maximize student-athletes' chances for classroom success through a developmental advising program integrating academic, student and athletic assistance. The opening of the center will provide 49er student-athletes the best academic support facility in the Big West Conference.
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