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Adult male students
August 2nd, 2017
Kris Powers

There are a myriad of reasons adults return to school. Some are planning a career transition, others need new skills, degrees or certifications to advance and still others enroll in courses for enrichment and personal development. Whether it has been one year, ten years or even forty years since you were enrolled in college, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you’ll be successful in your new endeavor.



1.       Sign Up for a Not-for-Credit Class

Group of friends
July 26th, 2017
Kris Powers

Friends are good for your health. According to Harvard Health Publications, “social connections help relieve harmful levels of stress, which can harm the heart’s arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system.”

Career Vision Board
July 19th, 2017
Kris Powers

A vision board is a collection of images (photographs, sketches, paintings, pictures from magazines, etc.) typically displayed on a bulletin board or poster as a visual representation of your dreams and ambitions for the future.  



The purpose of creating a vision board for yourself is to serve as a creative, daily reminder of the goals you wish to attain by realizing the power of visualization. 

Man studying at laptop
July 12th, 2017
Kris Powers

Many schools, businesses, and organizations are turning to online education because of the wealth of advantages it provides; including cost-effectiveness, convenience, flexibility, and the ability to offer a wide variety of courses to the student. For the learner, online education provides all of the above benefits, including the freedom to build a personalized schedule and plan around other commitments, including family, work and home-life.

Happy Fourth of July
July 3rd, 2017
Kris Powers

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. How remarkable is it that this year marks our 241st year of celebration?

Man standing under upward arrow
June 28th, 2017
Kris Powers

Last month we published a blog on the importance of Career Planning. We’re hopeful that you took a few moments to start the process of developing a career plan for yourself. Doing so can help you manage potential learning opportunities as well as identify ways to grow your professional development.

Adult student with laptop
June 21st, 2017
Kris Powers

Many of the learners in today’s online courses are adults.

Military man with family
June 14th, 2017
Kris Powers

In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday provides a time to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in our lives.


A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. After the death of her mother, her father raised six children by himself. This was very uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Laptop and Cell phone
June 7th, 2017
Kris Powers

Let's face it, we can all use a little help sometimes!  Many students benefit from the use of study tools to help them get through their courses. Study apps and tools can help with everything from staying organized to studying more efficiently. Whether you are a student at a traditional or online college, these apps and tools will help you maximize your time in and out of the classroom!



1. Evernote

Woman with laptop outside
May 31st, 2017
Kris Powers

One of the main benefits of taking online courses is the flexibility to do your work whenever you wish, wherever you are. With beautiful weather finally here, it’s a perfect time to take your learning outside!

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