KSU hosts Adult Learner conference

  More than 150 attend three-day ANTSHE event   Kennesaw State University’s Office…

Georgia (Mar 25, 2014)

More than 150 attend three-day ANTSHE event
Kennesaw State University’s Office of Adult Learner Programs hosted the 17th Annual ANTSHE (Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education) National Conference from March 14-16 at the KSU Center.
The conference theme was “Renewing College Opportunity and Upward Mobility: Innovations Promoting Access and Attainment for Adult Learners” and featured three dozen presentations and a research poster session. More than 150 academic professionals, faculty members and students attended from various institutions around the country.
Some of the speakers featured at the conference included:

Belle Wheelan, president of Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC);

Mary Ellen Dallman, co-chair, Georgia Adult Learning Consortium; 

Marcia Daniel, associate vice-president for Client Success at Ellucian;
Mary Beth Lakin, director, College and University Partnerships /Center for Education Attainment and Innovation - American Council on Education 

KSU's Adult Learner Programs gave students the opportunity to serve in several leadership roles. The Adult Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs) worked with ALP staff to facilitate the conference. The PALs along with members of the Adult Learner Student Organization (ALSO) volunteered to ensure the conference was a success and were responsible for facilitating presentations, managing silent auctions, introducing speakers, troubleshooting technology issues and staging conference materials. 

ANTSHE, the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education, is a nonprofit organization advocating for the success of adult learner students through providing training and community resources to academic professionals, giving annual scholarships to nontraditional students, promoting scholarly research through their peer reviewed academic journal, The Nontrad Journal and lobbying policy makers and institutions for educational reforms that benefit adult learner students.


KSU Adult Learner Programs


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