Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education
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    Celebrating Over 20 Years of Non-Traditional Student Support & Success! 

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About Us


ANTSHE's mission is to provide scholarship opportunities, academic resources, and motivational support for non-traditional students, and to celebrate, and to build on the network of faculty, administrators, and advisors that work with and inspire non-traditional students to succeed.



Enhance educational opportunities for non-traditional students by yielding a vibrant support network and scholarship opportunities.

ANTSHE Team                                         

2013-2018 Board of Directors

Your ANTSHE Board of Directors is dedicated to the success of the organization and the individual success of our members, both professional and academic. Each of the Board of Directors has a background in academia and have been non-traditional learners themselves.

President - Dr. R. Lee Viar IV

Vice-President - R. Todd Powell

Student Academic Officer - Dr. Esther Powell

Scholarship Officer - Dr. John Bannister

Communications Officer - Lori Viar

Veterans Affairs Officer - Dr. Bryan L. Forsyth

Student Affairs Officer- Marion Roberts


ANTSHE is also privileged to work with some great people during our conferences and events. Volunteers who spend time helping out with the ANTSHE conference in support of nontraditional students are greatly appreciated and are considered a part of the ANTSHE team.


Who We Impact

ANTSHE is an organization that supports non-traditional students seeking to advance in their professional careers through furthering their college education. ANTSHE strives to attract students members to help them further their transition to receive an education by providing them with a support network, resources, and scholarship opportunities. ANTSHE provides support to academic professionals and institutions that support nontraditional students by providing professional development, publishing, and networking opportunities with an elite community of other academic professionals, and much more. Non-traditional students can become a member of ANTSHE in a variety of ways, which makes the organization beneficial for any non-traditional student. ANTSHE is continuing to grow and continue to assist their members any way they can, listening to comments and suggestions and adjusting their services accordingly. ANTSHE believes that it is never too late to get an education, and they will be there to support their members along the way.



Supporters of ANTSHE contribute their time, expertise, and financial support to provide our members and academic professionals with scholarship, networking, and educational opportunities for career advancement and learning. ANTSHE supporters assist nontraditional students and professionals to help them succeed in all of their educational endeavors by sharing their lived experiences and knowledge, and by opening new windows for them to be able to reach their full potential.  


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