Becker College Celebrates Nontraditional Students

Published on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

20131112_bc_0066Becker College, and its Center for Accelerated & Professional Studies, celebrated Nontraditional Student Week, November 12-14, 2013, with special events for its more than 430 nontraditional students, and prospective students.

Nontraditional students are typically 25 years of age or older, and many work full-time while earning their degree. Nontraditional Student Week is a time to celebrate the sacrifices and achievements of these students and to demystify the adult student experience for those who are considering returning to college to earn a degree or certificate.

Students were invited to write a note of thanks to someone who has been supportive to them on their educational journey. They were invited to bring their resumes for review, meet with a financial aid counselor, post a business card on the Center’s Networking Board, and recognize their favorite faculty members by voting for “The Accelerated Faculty of the Year Award.”

Students also participated in a number of other enjoyable activities, including “Stressed Spelled Backwards = Desserts,” a frozen yogurt sundae bar; “Cookies and Course Planning,” for Intersession and spring 2014 classes; and the Social Media Table to find the Center on their social platform of choice.

The Center for Accelerated & Professional Studies can be found on:

Twitter: @BeckerAccel, @bielitzcolleen (Dean of Accelerated & Professional Studies, Colleen Bielitz)


Google+: Becker College Accelerated Studies


Instagram: beckeraccelerated