If 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30, then going back to school at 30, 40, 50 or almost any age is a perfect way to advance your career, enrich your life or finish an education that you started years ago.
Designed for women and men ages 23 years and older who are interested in completing their college education, The Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education at Salem College provides the ideal atmosphere to fulfill dreams and accomplish goals.
The Fleer Center provides an extremely rewarding experience on many levels, according to the students who attend. “I had three reasons for going to The Fleer Center at Salem College,” said recent graduate Terry Bennett. “First, my schedule didn’t allow me to take classes during the day, so I had to go to school at night. Second, the campus is close to my home. And third, I like the atmosphere – it’s so warm and inviting!”
The Fleer Center is particularly proud of its NOW program, which stands for Nights, Online and Weekends. For many local students, it’s the only way they can attend school. “I have three kids and a husband. Making sure their lives weren’t disrupted was the biggest obstacle that I faced,” said Tina Pickett, who is studying to be a teacher through Salem’s adult education program. “Salem is an amazing place because they are here to help their students succeed. If I ever need assistance, they are completely available and understanding about students having a family and having to work. Coming here was the only way that I could attend college.”
Read more on page 22 in the Aug Issue of FW