Non-Traditional Student Recognition Week is celebrated the first week in November of each year. Coordinated through the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education, ANTSHE encourages institutions and members to plan events to recognize the non-traditional students on their campus, as well as highlight efforts that improve their adult student environment.
This year the Women’s Resource Center is partnering with the Office of Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services to commemorate the week with a guest lecture entitled “It’s Only Water. . . Really.” Guest speaker Natalie Manor, C.E.O. (pictured right), of Natalie Manor and Associates, a local business coaching and international consulting firm, says: “I was the quintessential non-traditional student before it was even a phrase. I was divorced, self-employed, two daughters to raise, with very little confidence and a whole bunch of ‘shoulds and oughts’. Non-traditional should have its own academy awards evening cheering those of us that do it anyway… with lots of class and grit. If you get up each day and do it again, that is called integrity and someone should be applauding you all the way through your day.”
Manor’s talk focuses on those times when everything that can go wrong does go wrong. You get angry, stressed, hurt, and really lost. Then you take action. So what happens between the horrible event that makes you crazy and getting back on track…with some humor and wisdom? Manor will share with you her “event” with all the unpleasant details and all the amazing choices she got to make when she realized “It’s Only Water…Really.”
Scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2012, location for the Manor lecture is the East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center. Start time is 5:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Office of Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services and Women’s Resource Center. For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.