While the college experience has its own set of opportunities and challenges for each student, Friends University recognizes the unique challenges for its nontraditional adult students.
For this reason, the University will be honoring its adult students as part of Nontraditional Student Recognition Week Nov. 5-10.
“The University appreciates the contributions of our adult students and the complex journey they take to balance all of life’s challenges to persist in obtaining their degree,” said Gary Rapp, assistant dean of Student Affairs at Friends University.
Recognizing and appreciating adult students is not something new at Friends University. The University has set aside a special week for adult students since 2006.
Adult students have to balance a full-time job, family life, and community commitments along with their educational obligations. Friends University accommodates these students with its degree completion programs and master’s degree programs. Most of these programs meet one night each week and can be completed in less time than traditional programs.
“These students make our University a special place to be, as they bring their experience and knowledge, and share this with their peers to create a unique, hands-on learning environment. It is important that we celebrate that,” Rapp said.
Events included in the Nontraditional Student Appreciation Week include: samples at Sandella’s Flatbread Sandwiches and Jazzman’s Café and Bakery in the Casado Campus Center; healthy eating tips; prizes and drawings; free neck massages; receptions with snacks; and an afternoon of family fun at Cox Farms.
Adult students may contact Student Affairs at 316-295-5838 for more information.