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Before You Transfer . . .

I was sitting in my office when one of my students stormed in. She was in the last semester of her first year as an adult student and she was ready to transfer. As much as she loved her current college, another college offered a program of study that really interested. It was different from …

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Caring for Student Parents

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research [IWPR], “nearly four million U.S. undergraduate college students are parents or guardians of children under the age of 18.” To break this down a bit further, more than 2 million community college students are parents and approximately 71% are mothers. We already know the pressure students are …

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Keep Your Mind Sharp

So, some of you are halfway through your summer school experience. Congratulations! However, some of your chose not to attend summer school. For many reasons, this is a great option as well. For many students, summer is the time to only focus on work. You’ve had to adjust your work schedule all year to accommodate …

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Purpose Over Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bgyynh9egY Dr. Sydney Richardson at TEDx Winston-Salem Women Dear Students, As you work on your priorities over the summer and for the rest of the year, it's important to think of your why. Don't waste time doing things that do not benefit others or yourself. Have a purpose to everything. Keep moving forward and be …

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Dear Graduates . . .

People throwing up graduation caps. For some of you, you are taking your final exams and gearing up for a virtual graduation. For others, you have already experienced a virtual graduation. Let me take this time to say CONGRATULATIONS! You have truly done and experienced something no other class has experienced. You have transitioned to …

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Fuel Your Journey

The following is a guest post by Dr. Pamela Hampton-Garland and her personal journey as a former adult/non-traditional student. To watch her interview, click here. Dr. Pamela Hampton-Garland Yesterday, I had an interesting reflective day and, I went back to a song that I cried to so many times because it touched a fearful nerve …

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Online Study Groups

We’re in the thick of it now! Some of you may be starting online school this week, yet you’ve probably already been telecommuting and/or helping your children navigate online learning from home. But, let’s talk about you and your needs. As a non-traditional student, you may have been forced into online learning, knowing full well …

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