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2018 ANTSHE Conference Recap

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Check out these highlights from the March 2018 Conference

"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

Pictures from our March 15-17, 2018 ANTSHE Conference hosted by Johnson C. Smith University.

    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

    Meet ANTSHE Scholarship Winners 2018

    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! It's going to be a great event!

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