ANTSHE Conference News
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual ANTSHE Conference!
March 27th, 28th & 29th
National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA Located in Leesburg, Virginia, just 9..5 mi. from Dulles International Airport, The National Conference Center hosts meetings and training events in an environment designed specifically for learning and professional development.
Show your support of nontraditional students, and academic professionals and to be a part of an exciting event focused on adult learning filled with many learning and networking opportunities!
If you would like to add your name to the list of sponsors for the 18th Annual ANTSHE Conference, check out our ANTSHE Sponsorship Information Packet.
You will also receive Continuing Education Credits for attending the ANTSHE Conference for Professional Development!
Connect with ANTSHE:
ANTSHE Conference Countdown! Register today-Time is running out!
**18th Annual ANTSHE Conference March 27-29 Update**
Updated Keynote Speakers for the ANTSHE Conference.
Dr. Ericka M. Miller
Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Nominated by President Barack Obama on November 7, 2013, to become Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Dr. Ericka Miller is currently senior advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, where she advises on higher education policy and programmatic issues. Prior to joining the Department, Miller was vice president for operations and strategic leadership at The Education Trust, a nationally recognized research and advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels and is particularly focused on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from their peers. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Georgetown University, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in English and American literature from Stanford University.
Dr. Mary Ellen Dallman
Co-Director of the University System of Georgia's Adult. Learning Consortium (ALC)
Mary Ellen is Director of the University System of Georgia’s Adult Learning Consortium (ALC). Formed in 2009, the fifteen institutions that are members of the ALC are pledged to improve Georgia’s educational opportunities for adult learners. ALC institutions focus on strategies and programs that result in certificate and/or degree completion in areas of workforce need. Campuses employ a variety of prior learning assessment methods to shorten time to degree and collaboratively offer on-line courses, certificates, programs and degrees which promote college completion by adult and military personnel. Dr. Dallman holds degrees in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and higher education. She is “on loan” to the University System of Georgia from Valdosta State University, where she has been part of the faculty since 1998.
Dr. Steven M. Gillon
Resident Historian for The History Channel and Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma
Steve Gillon received his B.A. in History from Widener University where he graduated summa cum laude and received the faculty prize for academic achievement. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in American Civilization at Brown University. Dr. Gillon spent eight years teaching at Yale University where he won the prestigious DeVane Medal for outstanding undergraduate teaching. The award is granted to one undergraduate professor a year by the senior members of the Yale's chapter of Phil Beta Kappa. In 1994 he accepted a position as University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University. Three years later he returned to the United States at the invitation of the president of the University of Oklahoma to become the founding dean of a new Honors College. Dr. Gillon is one of the nation's leading experts on modern American history and politics. He has written or edited nearly a dozen books and numerous articles on a wide range of topics. Over the past two decades, Gillon has hosted a number of shows on HISTORY, including HistoryCenter, Our Generation, History v. Hollywood, and Movies in Time. He also appears in numerous documentaries and specials.
Dr. Belle Wheelan
President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Dr. Wheelan currently serves as President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this capacity. Her career spans 40 years and includes the roles of faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education. In several of those roles she was the first African American and/or woman to serve in those capacities. Dr. Wheelan received her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Texas (1972) with a double major in Psychology and Sociology; her Master’s from Louisiana State University (1974) in Developmental Educational Psychology; and her Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) in Educational Administration with a special concentration in community college leadership. She has received numerous awards and recognition including four honorary degrees; the Distinguished Graduate Award from Trinity University (2002), and from the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin (1992); Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, DC (2001); the AAUW Woman of Distinction Award (2002); the Suanne Davis Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s Distinguished Lecturer Award (2007); the John E. Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s International Leadership Award (2010); and the AACC Leadership Award (2011). She holds and has held membership in numerous local, state and national organizations. Dr. Wheelan attributes her success to hard work, endurance, tenacity, and being in the right place at the right time. She recognizes that prayer and support from family and friends make anything possible. Dr. Wheelan is the mother of an adult son named Reginald.
New Silver-Level Sponsor
Show Your College Spirit!
Come and show your College Spirit with a School Spirit Table at the 18th Annual ANTSHE Conference! No cost to have a table displaying how your college/university celebrates Nontraditional Students! This is your opportunity to Show Off your adult learner program!
Need some ideas?
Click Here For more updates on the 18th Annual ANTSHE Conference.
At ANTSHE one of our goals is to provide motivation and support to nontraditional students and academic professionals. As we embark on a new year, we hope that you will continue to pursue your educational goals and take the time to encourage others to not be afraid to begin or continue on their educational journey.
In March, we encourage our nontraditional student members and academic professionals from across the country to participate in the ANTSHE Conference where leaders in education, successful nontraditional students, Veterans involved in education, and other academic professionals will come together to discuss educational trends, best practices, success factors, and the changing environment of education on a global scale.
It's not too late to sponsor an ANTSHE Scholarship. Click here for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
Play the video for an important message
from ANTSHE's President
ANTSHE Vice President, Todd Powell, Kennesaw State University wins Outstanding Student Learning Program Award from the Georgia College Personnel Association!
Left to right: Administrative Programs/Projects Coordinator Janese Thompson, Coordinator of Academic Support Programs Veronica Jones, Assistant Director R. Todd Powell and Adult Learner Retention Specialist Nicole Simmons
Have you registered for the 18th Annual ANTSHE Conference? Visit the Conferences Page and Updates for the latest information about the upcoming conference.