Nontraditional Student Recognition Week

November 2, 2015 | Events, UToday, — Adult and Lifelong Learning
By Lindsay Mahaney

Nontraditional Student Recognition Week is a national celebration held the first week of November that gives The University of Toledo an opportunity to recognize the success and achievements of nontraditional students.

At UT, the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning provides services to this growing student population and will host events throughout Nontraditional Student Recognition Week for students, faculty and staff.

“Like many colleges and universities throughout the country, the number of nontraditional students attending UT continues to grow each year,” said Dr. Dennis Lettman, dean of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. “This week is designed to recognize, celebrate and increase awareness of these hard-working and dedicated students. We will have a series of events throughout the week, culminating with the naming of our Outstanding Nontraditional Student of the Year.”

Events for the week will include:

• Monday, Nov. 2 — Coffee Kickoff with Dunkin’ Donuts, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Current nontraditional students are invited to get free coffee and doughnuts in the Office for Adult and Lifelong Learning in Rocket Hall 1300.

• Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Success Coach Tailgate at the Rockets vs. Northern Illinois game, 5:30 p.m. A pre-game tailgate with pizza will be held in the Rocket Hall parking lot. Families are encouraged to join. Kickoff for the game is 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 4 — Dean’s Round Table, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Lettman in Rocket Hall 1319A for a free lunch and discussion about new trends and concerns for the nontraditional college student. RSVP to

• Thursday, Nov. 5 — Second annual American flag retirement ceremony hosted by the Student Veterans of America UT Chapter, 11 a.m., the steps outside the Student Union. Ghanbari will speak at the ceremony and share the history of the flag, the proper way to dispose of a flag that is not longer suitable for display, and will preside over the retirement of several American flags from across campus.

• Friday, Nov. 6 — The New Nontraditional Students: Who They Are and What They Need to Succeed, 9 a.m. UT faculty and staff are invited to a discussion and panel presentation providing insight into today’s new nontraditional student. The presentation will focus on needs, characteristics, and effective teaching and learning approaches for this growing population of students. RSVP by calling 419.530.3072.

The first 20 participants at each event will receive a free Nontraditional Student Recognition Week T-shirt.

The Nontraditional Student of the Year also will be announced at the end of the week.

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