Values: Nontraditional Students and Families
Doane College celebrated nontraditional student’s week with “The Start of Something Big.” Normally, Doane takes part in the celebration by offering complimentary food and giveaways for students each day during class. This year, however, the celebration coincided with Homecoming 2012 and provided numerous opportunities for students and alumni to network with each other.
Nontraditional Students Week - founded by the Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education – is a tribute to the sacrifices students make to continue their education. The festivity was moved up several weeks this year in order to correspond with Homecoming activities, including several career course workshops offered in Grand Island and Lincoln. A panel of Human Resources alumni and business professionals joined alumni and students at both campuses to answer questions about interviewing, fine-tuning resumes and finding strategies to climb the career ladder. The Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies/Masters of Arts in Management, Janice Hadfield, also offered a workshop on emotional intelligence and the positive impact it can create in professions.
While Doane College turned 140 this year, 30 years of service in Lincoln was also celebrated. 350 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and former professors descended upon Antelope Park in Lincoln to the tune of four different alumni and student bands, free lunch, and carnival games. The Lincoln Police Department was there to talk to children about safety, and there was an endless line for face painting, henna tattoos, cotton candy, and sno-cones. To top off the afternoon, the non-traditional students and staff on the Lincoln campus presented a check for $1,233.90 to representatives from the People’s City Mission that they collected earlier in the week during classes. The money went towards the non-profit organization’s free medical clinic.
Be sure to mark down Friday, December 7th on your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House in Lincoln (303 North 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504). Live music, free food, children’s games and Santa will be on hand to welcome guests. The event will go from 3-7 PM.