Kennesaw State’s Adult Learner Programs recognized by state organization
Award presented at Georgia College Personnel Association, conference Left to right:…
Georgia (Nov 4, 2014) — Award presented at Georgia College Personnel Association, conference
Left to right: Administrative Programs/Projects Coordinator Janese Thompson, Coordinator of Academic Support Programs Veronica Jones, Assistant Director R. Todd Powell and Adult Learner Retention Specialist Nicole Simmons
The Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA) recently honored Kennesaw State University’s Office of Adult Learner Programs with the “2014 Outstanding Student Learning Program Award.”
The award, presented at the 2014 GCPA Annual Conference held recently at Georgia Tech, recognized the quality and variety of Kennesaw State’s innovative programs and services for nontraditional students that promote the goals of student learning and personal development.
The theme of this year’s GCPA conference was “Engineering the Professional of Tomorrow.”
The state organization is a division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) College Student Educators International.
KSU’s Adult Learner Programs won ACPA’s Outstanding Adult Learner Program Award in 2013.
Along with academic tutoring, the ALP’s Lifelong Learning Center facility offers students access to a computer lab that also serves as a commuter lounge. The facility, located in the Carmichael Student Center, provides a study and networking area with cable HDTV, current periodicals and beverages.
The Lifelong Learning Center, which receives more than 26,000 visits annually, serves as a gathering place where individuals from all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and lifestyles can come together to study and network.
Initiatives include academic tutoring, Freshman Seminar for Adult Learners, precollege and transition services, advising, mentorship, financial supplement programs, and adult learner centered events. The program seeks to enhance the university experience by providing a community of support for students returning to college or starting college later in life.
This year, KSU celebrates 26 years of service through the Lifelong Learning Center facility. The ALP earned recognition for best practices in the 2008 journal, “Serving Adult Learners: A Handbook for Effective Practice.” In 2010, KSU earned the top rating in an annual survey by the Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education.
— Robert S. Godlewski
Adult Learner Programs
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.