Returning to school as a non-traditional student? Free program at FHSU offers tips for success

It can be a big step to enroll at Fort Hays State University or some other program of advanced education several years after graduating from high school or quitting college. With so much at stake for the returning student, FHSU is offering a free workshop to help that student succeed.

Individuals who are coming back to school or just thinking about coming back to school should attend the workshop, College Success for Non-Traditional Students, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Robbins Center, home of the FHSU Foundation and the FHSU Alumni Association. The Robbins Center, with ample parking, is located at the southwest entrance to campus on U.S. 183 Alternate (the bypass), just north of Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Maggie Denning, coordinator of Academic Success Programs for FHSU’s Kelly Center, will be the lead presenter for the workshop. Other Kelly Center staff also will be available to answer questions.

Denning said the first-of-its-kind workshop would cover topics -- including time management, handling stress, study strategies and fitting in -- that will enable returning students to succeed in their college careers. While the workshop is sponsored by FHSU’s Kelly Center, Denning said it is open to students who are returning to other colleges, the North Central Kansas Technical College in Hays, or trade schools such as beauty academies. Also, while non-traditional students are the primary focus of the workshop, traditional-aged students who believe they could benefit are also welcome to attend.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call 628-4401 before 5 p.m. on Aug. 13, the day of the workshop.

About the Kelly Center
The Kelly Center is committed to helping FHSU students, faculty and staff be successful in their personal development. The Center provides Personal Counseling Services for guiding personal growth, Academic Success Programs for enhancing academic skills, Testing Services for administering national examinations, and the Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network for preventing and treating alcohol and drug abuse. The Center also serves as a training institute for students pursuing careers in mental health professions.

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