KSU recognized by non-traditional student organization
University wins awards at 13th annual conference of the Association for Non-Traditional
(Apr 2, 2010) — University wins awards at 13th annual conference of the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education
KENNESAW, Ga. (April 2, 2010) — Kennesaw State University won a string of awards at the 13th annual conference of the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education
(ANTSHE), held in Charlotte, N.C. in March.
ANTSHE is a national organization that supports adult learners, defined as degree-seeking
students over the age of 25 who enroll in a university after being out of school for
several years. They many times juggle the responsibilities of parenting and work while
attending college. About 54 percent of Kennesaw State’s students are adult learners,
according to Todd Powell, assistant director of KSU’s Adult Learner Programs.
KSU won the following awards at the 2010 ANTSHE conference:
• KSU received a 4-star rating (out of 5) and a 92.15 score (out of 100) in
the annual “Non-Traditional Student Services Survey,” the highest ranking among all
51 participating institutions.
• Todd Powell, assistant director of KSU’s Adult Learner Programs, received
the ANTSHE National Treasure Award, given annually to professors or academic professionals
for their dedication and support of non-traditional students. This award recognizes
individuals who go above and beyond their duties in supporting non-traditional students.
• KSU student and Adult Learner Student Association member Jean Gerard “Jerry”
DeVarannes received the “ANT” Award, which recognizes outstanding student members
who have made significant contributions to their local organization and serve as an
inspiration to other ANTSHE members.
Kennesaw State has been an institutional member of ANTSHE since 2004. ANTSHE members include Oklahoma
State University, University of Texas, University of Utah, University of Iowa, University
of North Carolina at Charlotte, Middle Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky
University, Central Washington University, University of Wisconsin–Parkside, Johnson
C. Smith University and Central Piedmont Community College.
Next year’s ANTSHE national conference will be held March 11-13, 2011 at Kennesaw
Adult Learner Programs, part of the division of Student Success and Enrollment Services,
is housed in the Lifelong Learning Center in room 261 of the Carmichael Student Center.
The Lifelong Learning Center is considered the campus commuter lounge that provides
academic and social support for nontraditional students. The center receives over
17,000 visits each year.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.