A small but enthusiastic group of prospective college students attended WKU’s first Higher Education Opportunity (HOW) workshop on Thursday (May 7) at the Simpson County Adult Education office in Franklin. “HOW” is intended to prepare adults for a smooth transition into higher education.
Representatives from WKU’s Cohort Programs office, the Bowling Green Community College, the WKU REAL (Reaching Each Adult Learner) office and Simpson County Adult Education were on hand to answer students’ questions and to show them how to make college a reality.
Franklin resident Candice Beachy is a WKU cohort student who works full-time and has a family. Beachy spoke to the participants about how she discovered that it is possible to go to college, even with so many other responsibilities.
Students came to the first workshop with questions such as the types of degrees available and whether or not the degrees will help them pursue their future goals. There were also questions on how they could get tuition assistance.
“If you’ve ever thought that you might like to go back to school, then you should come to these workshops,” said Amy Fitzpatrick, Cohort Programs specialist. “We know the process can be intimidating, but we’re here to help you get started.”
Additional workshops will be held at 5 p.m. May 14, 21 and 28 at the Simpson County Adult Education office. Topics will include financial aid, the admissions process, study skills, and a Math and English review.
It’s not too late to sign up for the remaining workshops. Anyone interested in attending should contact Amy Fitzpatrick, Cohort Programs Specialist, at 270-745-2710 to register or go online to sign up. Seating is limited.
Cohort Programs is a unit within the Division of Learning & Outreach (DELO) at WKU. DELO takes the educational resources of WKU to the citizens of Kentucky and around the world. DELO works with businesses and organizations to provide customized training, to plan special events, and to develop degree programs that meet their specific needs.
Contact: Stacey Biggs at (270) 745-1926