posted on January 14, 2013 15:30
Navigating a college campus is an often overwhelming experience coming out of high school; but as an older adult, it can be even more difficult.
From learning new technology, to re-acclimating to being in school plus the added responsibilities of running a family or job -- being an older student anywhere is full of obstacles.
A new group at GCC called RASO – or Returning Adult Student Organization – is trying to ease the transition and provide support.
Brenda Scheflin, a student in her fifties in her last semester at GCC, says coming to college at GCC without any computer experience was a rude awakening.
“There were so many things that were foreign," Sheflin said, "and there was really no outlet for advice or support from somebody going through the same thing as I went through.”
The new semester at GCC began today. Sheflin says the group is very new and plans to meet a few times a semester as it grows.