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Nontraditional Student Recognition Week to be observed at ETSU
Nontraditional students – including married adults, parents, graduate students and military veterans – are a vital part of the student body at East Tennessee State University, according to Dr. Carla Warner, ETSU director of Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services (ACTS).
And Nontraditional Student Recognition Week, a nationally celebrated university event, is paying tribute to these students with special activities today through Friday, Nov. 12. The week is co-sponsored by ACTS and the Student Government Association with assistance from nontraditional student honor societies Tau Sigma and Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Each day this week, games, story swaps and other activities are being held in the D.P. Culp University Center atrium from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by “Tea and Sympathy” with pastries, games and mug decorating from 2-3 p.m. in the ARC (Advisement, Resources, Career) Center in the Culp Center.
These free events “will help acknowledge this population of students, make them more visible, and show appreciation for their wisdom in the classroom,” Warner said.
For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call ACTS at (423) 439-5641.
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…