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Congratulations ANTSHE Scholarship & Award Winners for 2018! Presented at the 21st Annual ANTSHE Conference hosted by Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, March 15-17!

"The Fight for Academic Equity: Creating Social Cohesiveness Between the Adult Learner and College"

A Special Thank You to our conference attendees, spotlight speakers, and keynote speakers! During this conference we had the opportunity to learn about some of the factors related to social capital among teachers and professors, how to create a cohesive environment for adult learners, both online and on campus. We also had the opportunity to learn some new rules for engagement for university leaders, and finding ways to connect with adult learners. We had the pleasure of learning from some of today's leaders in higher education like Dr. Robert Hill, Professor Emeritus (NSU) & Higher Ed Consultant/Speaker/Author, Dr. Kennedy Maranga, a professor in research methods, leadership and global studies, law & public policy. We also heard from Dr. Susan Elkins, Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Palmetto College, who taught us the importance of continuing education and how it can help economically challenged areas and how her institution partnered with other institutions in order to help nontraditional students finish their degree programs and achieve their academic goals. 

We also thank Dr. John Bannister, the volunteers, and Johnson C. Smith University for all of their hard work and for hosting the 21st Annual ANTSHE Conference. During the 3-day conference, we also had four all-inspiring spotlight speakers that talked about motivation, overcoming obstacles, and ways to step outside of your comfort zone to be able to help yourself and others to be successful. Paul Artale, Amy Waninger, NuLuv Jones, and Dr. John Bannister shared their insights, stories, and recommendations on how to achieve your goals and live the life you want. Watch this short video to see what Amy Waninger at had to say about this year's conference.


Amy Waninger, Lead at Any Level

Click on the image below to view pictures from our March 15-17, 2018 ANSHE Conference hosted by Johnson C. Smith University.

2018 ANTSHE Conference

It is with great honor that we congratulate the ANTSHE Scholarship and Award Winners for 2018! At this year's ANTSHE Conference 2018 held at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, we presented the following awards:

2018 ANTSHE President’s Award –Dr. Tricia Berry from Kaplan University

2018 ANTSHE Nontraditional Student-Friendly Award— A.N.T.S. Alliance of NonTraditional Students at the College of Southern Nevada

The award winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the ANTSHE Conference. The ANTSHE Awards promote nontraditional student success in higher education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to create adult learner programs and environments that encourage, motivate, and provide the resources and aide needed for adult learner success. ANTSHE recognizes individuals and adult learner programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand adult learner programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ANTSHE: they embody the core values of serving nontraditional students and being committed to ANTSHE.

For more information about the ANTSHE Awards, please visit

The scholarship winners for 2018 are as follows:

President's Scholarship Tracy Sullivan Johnson C. Smith University

Kazimour Scholarship Deborah Huber Idaho State University

Founder's Scholarship Ester Levy Touro College

ANTSHE Board Scholarship Christine Harmon at UMASS Amherst

We thank our members for their continued support of nontraditional students and of ANTSHE. Without you, our conference, and ability to provide scholarships and awards would not be possible. We look forward to another exciting year at ANTSHE and hope that you will consider nominating an individual or adult learner program for the 2019 ANTSHE Conference Awards program and consider attending our next conference to be held in Orlando, Florida on April 4-6, 2019! Registration will be opening soon, keep an eye on your email for updates.


We were very honored to be interviewed for this article on the nontraditional learner and the challenges of identifying the best college fit for the adult learner. This article is especially relevant and important as the population of the “new” traditional student continues to grow as well as their unique needs in order to be successful. Check it out!


Older students should research schools' career services divisions before deciding where they'll enroll, says one expert.




Scholarships are awarded to nontrads that have contributed to the enrichment of their college and/or local community and demonstrate their continued contribution to their college and community.

ANTSHE seeks to promote leadership and campus involvement, academic and personal success, and community engagement by offering scholarships to its student members. An active ANTSHE membership is required for the scholarship applicants.


ANTSHE members enjoy exclusive access to academic  research and resources, discounted fees, access to academic professionals and ANTSHE's newsletter.

ANTSHE members can attend the annual conference at a discounted rate, and have the opportunity to have a direct impact on the organization with voting privileges for ANTSHE board member positions.



ANTSHE holds an annual conference every year, and they are hosted by colleges and universities across the country that proudly supports nontraditional students.


He has written numerous books and articles about modern American politics and culture. His most recent book, The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation (Oxford, 2008) examines the polarization of American politics in the 1990s. In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Gillon hosts shows and serves as an on-air consultant for The History Channel. From 1998-2006, he anchored The History Channel Sunday morning current events program, HistoryCENTER. He is currently working on a book/documentary series that will look at critical presidential decisions. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University. 

Submit your Nontrad Friendly School Nomination

Each year, a college/university is recognized for having the most active and vibrant student organization. Student Recognition Awards are presented to the winning school at the annual ANTSHE National Conference. Nominations are accepted throughout the year for recognition in the next year's conference. Maybe your college or university will be recognized!


"Thank you, I am truly grateful for receiving the President's Scholarship. I do not take this for granted. The proceeds from my scholarship are going to be applied to my Fall tuition. I'm looking forward to the day when I can pay it forward to another Non-Traditional student." - Tracy Sullivan, JCSU, 2018 ANTSHE Scholarship Winner

I was so very excited when I found out that I won the Kazimour Scholarship for Undergraduate Students. I couldn’t stop smiling. After many years of not believing in myself, I truly am proud of my dedication to my studies and so grateful for the committee to recognize the work that I’ve done. I feel very honored. -Deborah Huber, Idaho State University, 2018 ANTSHE Scholarship Winner

Thank you so much! I am very excited to have won the scholarship and I am very grateful. 

- Chrissy Ryan, UMASS Amherst. 2018 ANTSHE Scholarship Winner

I am so grateful to the ANTSHE organization for the generous scholarship I have been awarded. As a young mother and full-time student, I have a lot of things to juggle that can sometimes be overwhelming. The generosity of such a scholarship will help me get through my rigorous schooling and grant me more calm and peace of mind to focus on my studies and training towards becoming a dentist. -Esther Levy, Touro College, 2018 Scholarship Winner

ANTSHE News & Updates

Congratulations ANTSHE Scholarship & Award Winners for 2018!

-Tracy Sullivan, Johnson C. Smith University

-Deborah Huber, Idaho State University

-Chrissy Ryan, UMASS Amherst

-Esther Levy, Touro College

Dr. Tricia Berry, Kaplan University wins President's Award!

A.N.T.S Alliance of Non-Traditional, College of Southern Nevada wins the Nontrad Student-Friendly Award!

Get Ready! We are already looking ahead to ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2019

Check back for details on the 2019 Conference in Orlando


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