Outstanding adult learners recognized by Penn State DuBois

April 06, 2004

Penn State DuBois recently honored nearly two dozen adult learners, part of the third annual adult learner week at the campus. The program was designed to celebrate current adult learners and also to help attract prospective adults from the region. Sean Kelly, Penn State DuBois director of student affairs, says adult learners are a very special part of the campus community. He said adult learners are typically 24 years-of-age or older and bring a very different perspective to the college environment than do traditional age students, who have typically come straight from high school. "About forty percent of our current student population falls into the adult learner category," explains Kelly. "Adult learners bring special talents and life experience to the classroom and enrich the overall learning community at the campus." Kelly says the adult learners are often highly motivated and excellent students, despite having to juggle college along with numerous other aspects of their lives.
Read the full story at http://www.ds.psu.edu/UnivRelations/NewsEvents/AdultLearnerRecognition.html

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