Thursday, Oct. 9, College of Chemistry Dean Douglas Clark inaugurated the Que Family Undergraduate Advising Center. Located next to the Chemistry Plaza on the ground floor of Gilman Hall, the center consists of four offices for quiet discussions between students and their advisers, an area where students can consult with peer advisers, and a well lit modern commons area where they can read, relax and hold study sessions.
The undergraduate advisers started serving students at the end of the Spring 2014 semester in May, when the center was finished. The official Fall 2014 ribbon-cutting and opening gave the college a chance to say thank you to Mike Que (M.S. '12, Chem) and his father, Wenbin Que, of Chengdu, China. The family generously donated the funds to build the center.
"As everyone here knows," said Dean Clark, "UC Berkeley is widely recognized as having the number one chemistry program in the world. Why shouldn't we have the number one undergraduate advising center in the world? Today, we do."
The center is located in 121 Gilman Hill, at the north end of the ground floor. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the noon hour. Undergraduate advisers Maura Daly, Monica Jackson, Shamaya Pellum and Joey Wong invite students to stop by during drop-in hours from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3 p.m.