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It's Almost National Nontraditional Student Week! Let us know how your college or university celebrates your nontradiational students.

National Nontrad Week is November 4-10!

National Nontraditional Student Week is for many colleges and universities across the country, a time to recognize and celebrate their nontraditional student population. The number of nontraditional students attending college on campus and online is the fastest growing demographic, according to the Department of Education, NCES. There is a growing demand for programs that focus more on this demographic, now more than ever. How a college or university chooses to provide for their nontraditional students can make the difference between a successful adult learner program or an unsuccessful program. At ANTSHE, the focus has always been on nontraditional students, after all, it's in our name! Not sure how you can celebrate nontraditional students on your campus?  List of Nontrad Week Activities

We recognize the following colleges and universities for their Nontraditional Student Week activities and sharing them with the ANTSHE community. 

Chattanooga State Community College, Missouri State, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Bellevue University, SUNY Cortland, The EvoLLLution, Granite State College, Nontraditional Student Association Utah State University, College of Southern Nevada, Kennesaw University, Graduate! RI, LaGuardia Community College.




Thank You Chattanooga State Community College! Winner of the 2020 ANTSHE Award for Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads!

Here are just some of the ways that the Adult Student Services at Chattanooga State Community College celebrates nontrads. 

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ms. Goolesby-Barker is staying connected with their adult students by offering “Adult Students Group Chat” Sessions, TN Reconnect Info Sessions, and TN Reconnect Updates via WebEx. Several of the students involved in the group chat sessions are “Spire Honor Society” students. Some of these students have also been featured as a “TN Reconnect Tuesday” Student of the Week. Learn more...

 

What a great way to show support for your Nontraditional Students! 

ANTSHE In The News

ANTSHE has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, the Hechinger Report, USA Today, and Inside Higher Ed and is recognized as a leader and subject matter expert in higher education and the nontraditional student!

INSIDE HIGHER ED

College orientation on the rise for adult learners Read Inside Higher Ed Article...



USA TODAY

Is a College Degree Still Necessary in Today’s Economy? Read Education and Career News USA Today article...


US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

A College Guide for Nontraditional Students Read US News & World Report article...

Mom works on college assignment while cuddling with infant daughter


USA TODAY

3 Myths About Online Education Read Education and Career News article...


THE HECHINGER REPORT

Is college enrollment among older adults increasing? Depends who you ask Read The Hechinger Report article...


US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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!


DETERMINE COLLEGE FIT AS A NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT

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

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT? If you are considering attending college in a less than typical way, you may be wondering if you fall into the category of non-traditional students. Although there is not a one size fits all definition, students categorized in this manner are typically older than average undergraduate students. They may face unique challenges as college students because of their age and their particular life situations. Read more...


SCHOOLS.COM

Dr. Viar, President of ANTSHE was interviewed by Chris Couch at Schools.com regarding some of the challenges of the returning nontraditional student.  Article: How do I go back to college? A step-by-step guide



Share your event with ANTSHE

Send your adult learner news and/or event to Lori Viar at communications@antsheboardofdirectors.org 




 

Each year ANTSHE presents an award to a college/university that is considered to be the most Nontraditional Student-Friendly. Colleges and Universities from across the country compete and submit their nominations for the Award for "Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads." Nominees have demonstrated their commitment to helping nontraditional students succeed. They go above and beyond to provide services and support that meets the needs of the nontraditional student demographic on and off-campus. 

Click here for more information about how you can be more Nontrad-Friendly. 

The award for "Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads" was presented to Marsha Goolesby-Barker and The Adult Student Services at Chattanooga State Community College

Congratulations and THANK YOU Marsha Goolesby-Barker and Chattanooga State Community College! 

The winner of the Award for Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads receives a FREE one year ANTSHE Institutional Membership, an article in the upcomining issue of ANTSHE's nationwide publication the Nontrad Journal, and bragging rights for a year! 




If you have an event that you would like ANTSHE to share with others? We love to hear about all of the good things our colleges and universities are doing to support nontraditional students. Let us celebrate with you! Please send us an email and we'll be happy to post your event. 




Nontrad Student News

ANTSHE Conference 2020 Award & Scholarship Winners

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2020 ANTSHE Award Winners!

The award for "Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads" presented to Marsha Goolesby-Barker and the Adult Student Services at Chattanooga State Community College.

2020 Scholarship Winners:

-Kazimour Scholarship: La'Shara Smith, Aiken Technical College

-Kazimour Scholarship: Elham Abraham, Oswego University

-ANTSHE Board Scholarship: Michelene Williams-Nicholas, Central Piedmont Community College

-President's Scholarship: Napoleon Butler, Liberty University


Jobs in Higher Education



ANTSHE partners with academic professionals and other organizations to provide those who help nontraditional students to achieve academic success with various opportunities to expand on their own learning and development. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and grow both professionally and personally from these.

Are you hosting a webinar or on campus event that you would like ANTSHE to promote? Are you interested in hosting a webinar? 

Send Us an email for more information or to have ANTSHE promote your webinar or on campus event.

Did you miss a Webinar? No problem! Become and ANTSHE member and access this webinar and other webinars, resources, white papers and more... 


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We are always on the lookout for resources and learning opportunities that would benefit our members. If you have a webinar that you believe could benefit adult learners or those who support adult learners (i.e., administrators, advisors, faculty, other support networks), please email: communications@antsheboardofdirectors.org



News & Updates

Congratulations ANTSHE Scholarship & Award Winners for 2020!

-Kazimour Scholarship: La'Shara Smith, Aiken Technical College

-Kazimour Scholarship: Elham Abraham, Oswego University

-ANTSHE Board Scholarship: Michelene Williams-Nicholas, Central Piedmont Community College

-President's Scholarship: Napoleon Butler, Liberty University

Award for "Outstanding Foundation & Leadership for Nontrads" presented to Marsh Goolesby-Barker and The Adult Student Services at Chattanooga State Community College

Get Ready! We are already looking ahead to ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2021, details coming soon!

Visit www.myantshe.org for more information about our conferences

 

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