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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. 

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# Jason D. Reese
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:42 PM
This is what is needed for some of us older students, whom aren't down with justin bieber or having our pants drag to the base of our glutes.

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