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OUR STUDENTS SAY…
“I didn’t look forward to being the only adult among mostly 18 year olds. The fact was, most of my classmates were predominately adults. My younger classmates were accepting and willing to lend a hand if necessary; and I was able to extend the favor to them at times as well.”
-- Bonnie Lease
“I was scared to death to go back to college, but once I took that first step, I felt like I had lots of support from the instructors and fellow students.”
-- Linda Mills, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
OUR PROFESSORS SAY ABOUT OUR ADULT STUDENTS …
"I truly enjoy having adult learners in my classes. They bring real-world experiences to the discussion table which helps them relate very well to what we are teaching. Their experiences help other traditional students to see what it's like in the job market. Adult students make great students!!"
-- Lea Anna Harrah, Professor, Marion Technical College
“Adult students have life-experiences and a wealth of knowledge that enhances the MTC learning environment. In the classroom I appreciate the resources and advice the adult learners share with their fellow students and the faculty. The blend of non-traditional and traditional students truly enriches the educational experience at MTC. Seeing a student grow professionally and personally while realizing his/her goals is truly rewarding experience.”
~Christy Culver, Associate Professor, Marion Technical College
"Adult students are valuable contributors to the education we provide at MTC. Textbooks sometimes provide an idealistic view of how things are supposed to work; adult students provide a very realistic view of how things actually work in the "real-world" of business. The experience of adult students and the fresh perspective of younger students combine to create a learning experience not found in a traditional four-year college classroom."
-- Bob Haas, Associate Dean of Business and Information Technologies, Marion Technical College