For Immediate Release: November 4, 2011
Contact: Annette Barnette
Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
Glenville, WV – Glenville State College faculty and staff are planning to hold a free ‘Adult Learners Workshop’ at Braxton County High School on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and is for those interested in starting or resuming college.
“We are trying to help local residents live better lives by teaching them how they can benefit from continuing their education. We also want them to know it is never too late to start or go back to college, so we are providing this useful information to make it easier for them to return to the classroom,” said Kathy Gilbert, Coordinator of Off Campus Programming at Glenville State College.
Gilbert says those who attend the workshop will learn how to work toward a college degree, how to achieve various certificates in just a few months, and how work and life experiences can translate into college credits. “We will also tell them about some Glenville State College scholarships that can help Braxton County residents who have graduated from high school pay for college courses. They will also learn what courses we will offer during the Spring 2012 semester and even meet some of our instructors,” said Gilbert.
The workshop is the direct result of discussions that took place at a recent USDA Rural Community Development Initiative meeting at Glenville State College. Participants agreed that adult learners are often overwhelmed when trying to return to college or begin college later in life and need assistance and guidance to help them return to school.
For more information on the workshop, contact Gilbert at Kathy.Gilbert@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6124.