DEFIANCE, Ohio – National Non-traditional Student Week is Nov. 4-12 and is designated as a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions that non-traditional students make to higher education, their communities, and their families. Defiance College’s Center for Adult and Graduate Programs (CAP) will celebrate the week with a variety of events.
The week-long celebration starts Friday, Nov. 4, with the CAP staff preparing chili for students and faculty. On Saturday morning the CAP staff will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Weekend College students. Proceeds from both events will be donated to the CAP Book Scholarship fund.
A resume writing workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, taught by Lisa Marsalek, assistant dean of students and director of career development followed with luncheon celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday. The week concludes with a Veterans’ Day pancake breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, and a Military Appreciation Day at Saturday’s Yellow Jacket football game.
The CAP program will also kick off its annual OSU-Michigan food and supplies drive during National Non-traditional Student Week. The drive runs through Nov. 26, and all items collected will be donated to the Family Justice Center.
The term “non-traditional student” refers to any adult who enters higher education while maintaining the roles and responsibilities of an adult. At Defiance College, typically that age is 23. Other factors can also contribute to being a non-traditional student including full-time employment, being married, being a parent, or being a veteran of a branch of the armed services.
For more information on these events or to make reservations, contact Michelle Call, Center for Adult and Graduate Programs office coordinator, at 1-800-520-GODC (4632) or 419-783-2351, or by email email@example.com
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 1, 2011