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October 13, 2004

Tifton- Campus life is pretty good in ABAC place apartments.

But all college students have a few concerns. So these house call teams were out to help.

"So they're going to talk to them about what kind of problems they have. What they like about it, what they don't like about it. Anything to help them have a better experience living here," said sophomore Amanda Dillon, who is also a community assistant at ABAC place responsible for helping students with problems.

About 20 teams of students, administrators and educators traveled from room to room to answer questions and do a little socializing.

"If we come to them in their own setting, we will get things out of them, compliments, comments or if things are just wrong," said Bernice Hughes, Dean of Students. "We want to be able to make their adventure here at ABAC a very educational one, a safe one, also we want them to get out and get involved."

Other colleges use house calls to bring helpful information to students in their own quarters. And with more than 3400 students to serve at ABAC, going room to room is a way to reach more than 800 of them.

"It's kind of intimidating for them to get out and go talk to faculty members about stuff," Dillon said.

But students who were hesitant to get answers before may have gotten their problem solved all with one quick house call.

posted at 10:50 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com