GCC students form new adult support group
Submitted by Billie Owens on January 6, 2013 - 4:38pm
For adult students who are looking to further their education after past experiences in the workforce, military, raising family, or similar encounters along life's journey -- the uneasiness and anxiety of returning to the classroom may be overwhelming.
Genesee Community College students in that category now have a new outlet and opportunity to share their fears and experiences with others in the same situation.
John Sherman, Brenda Sheflin, Keith Compton, Jeremy Weatherbee, Michelle Taylor and Richard Long teamed up last semester to form the Returning Adult Student Organization (RASO) support group at GCC.
The opportunity to talk to others who have similar fears about returning to school, help build confidence in the new environment, overcome the awkwardness of being in a classroom, and learn what has worked and what has not worked for others in the past are just a few of the many areas the new student group hopes to address.
RASO invites any student 24 years or older to join them in networking, sharing real work experiences, offering advice, creating study groups, offering computer support and other areas of assistance.
For more information on RASO and upcoming meetings and events, contact Brenda Sheflin at 585-343-0055, ext. 6185, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Students can still enroll in the Spring 2013 semester and register for classes, which begin Jan. 14.