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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Empowered Orientation for the Non-traditional Student: Setting Your Students Up for Success!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM–11:30 AM PDT
Concurrent Session 6
Session Description

Returning adult students have a variety of educational backgrounds, skill sets, and personal and professional experiences. Creating a required comprehensive new student orientation program is essential to adult student success, retention, and degree completion. Presenters will share their experiences designing and implementing an effective new adult student orientation program that can be easily adapted and duplicated for use on your own campus.

Session Focus
Post-traditional Students
Student / Client Support Services
Session Audience
Program Directors
Program Staff
Deans & Senior Administrators
Student Services Providers

Primary Presenter

Betty Telford, Salem College
Contact information; Office: 336-917-5459; Cell: 336-692-8411

Brief Bio

Following a career in school operations and federal programs, Betty Telford began her career in higher education in 2007. During the last 7 years she has held numerous positions in adult education at Salem College. Serving as Coordinator of Courses for Community, Student Adviser and Admissions Counselor and as Coordinator of Student and Community Services. Currently she serves as Assistant Dean of the Martha H Fleer Center for Adult education at Salem College.

Additional Presenter #1

Suzanne Williams, Mount St. Mary's College
Contact Information
Brief Bio

"Suzanne Williams has worked in higher education for 18 years and currently serves as Dean of the Weekend/Evening College located on the beautiful Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary’s College in Los, Angeles, California. She is working to strengthen Mount St. Mary’s adult degree program, gain faculty respect and support and equip her adult students for success at MSMC and beyond. Initiating and developing a required new adult student orientation program in her previous work as Dean of the Fleer Center at Salem College was an essential piece towards meeting these goals as it will be in her new work as dean of their adult degree program at Mount St. Mary’s College.

Additional Presenter #2

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