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01-23-2013

SCHEV Grant Funds Adult Learning Info Sessions

Adults interested in returning to college will have the opportunity to attend free information sessions this year as a result of a grant awarded to the College’s Adult Studies Program (ASP) last fall by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). SCHEV’s Increasing Adult Degree Completion grant has funded ASP’s “Coming Back to College” campaign, designed to increase educational awareness in working-age adults with some college credits, but without a degree. Beginning this month, free information sessions and workshops will be held throughout Norfolk and Portsmouth at community recreation centers, churches, libraries, civic groups, corporations, and on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus. According to Virginia Wesleyan’s Adult Studies Program Director Tom Farley: “Every aspect of the adult college experience and any concerns returning students may have will be addressed during the information sessions in an interactive and meaningful way.” The grant has also helped provide marketing efforts for the initiative, including branded printed materials, development of a direct mail campaign, and production of testimonial videos. Fifty presentations are scheduled from January through late May. For a complete schedule of the “Coming Back to College” information sessions, visit: http://www.vwc.edu/admissions/adult-studies/coming-back-to-college.php. For more information, contact Tom Farley at 757.455.3263 or asp@vwc.edu. More

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