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The Bentsen Learning Center

Since 1981, the Bentsen Learning Center Program (BLCP) at Mitchell College has provided a comprehensive academic support program for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Based upon a philosophy of enhancing student independence and self-advocacy, the program focuses on the teaching and application of learning strategies and career readiness skills. The program consists of four levels of support, with each level designed to address the needs of students in their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year in college. Through strong, collaborative relationships, students work with an assigned Learning Specialist to set goals and develop an individualized program to help meet those goals.


Lisa Dolan

This month's "Meet the Experts" highlights Lisa Pike-Dolan, M.S. of the Bentsen Learning Center (BLC) at Mitchell College.  Lisa is a learning specialist/academic advisor.

Mission Statement

The Bentsen Learning Center Program, a personalized academic support program, partners with students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders to facilitate academic growth, independence, self-awareness and career readiness.

BLCP Includes:

  • Individualized Program of Support
  • Learning Strategy Instruction
  • Career Readiness Skills
  • Content Strategy Workshops
  • Designated Student Study Areas
  • Referral to Additional Campus Resources


Contact the Bentsen Learning Center

Duques Academic Success Center
437 Pequot Avenue
New London, CT 06320
P: (860) 701-5141
F: (860) 701-5469

Jason Ebbeling
Interim Director, BLC
Clarke Center 202


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Upcoming Dates & Events

  December 12 - Last day of classes     January 21 - All students move in

  December 13 - Final Exams begin     January 22 - First day of Spring Semester classes

  December 19 - Final Exams end     January 29 - Add/Drop ends

  January 5 - Winter MiniMester begins      February 16 - President's Day, no classes, Early Academic Reports (EARS) due

  January 17 - Winter MiniMester ends     March 6 - Last day of classes before Spring Break