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NonTrad Week

Two Adult Learners at the Celebration Dinner of Non-Traditional Student WeekEach year MVCC celebrates our non-traditional students by participating in the National Non-Traditional Student Week. Held the first full week of November, this week aims to recognize the non-traditional (non-traditional is defined as anyone over the age of 25, single parents, veterans, or those who work full-time) student population.

Shiner clowns making baloon animals for children

During this time, MVCC hosts a variety of activities on both campuses exclusively for non-traditional students. In previous years we have honored our students with free coffee and half moons, provided information about other services on and off campus, and created workshops to assist them in their studies. This week typically culminates in a free dinner where adults and their families can dine together and be honored for their accomplishments.

Non-Traditional Student Week Events 2017

There are currently no events in this calendar.

Coffee Kick-Off and the Non-Traditional Student Week Celebration Dinner on the Utica campus are made possible through the generosity of Student Congress.

Love to Write?

Enter our sixth annual Non-Traditional Student Week Essay Contest!

Subject: Write a story about your educational journey at MVCC. What challenges have you faced? What successes have you had? Were there any obstacles that might have prevented you from accomplishing your goal?

Guidelines: All responses should be typed and 12 point, Times New Roman or Arial font.  Length should be approximately 750 to 1,000 words.

Submissions: All submissions should be made via e-mail as an attachment to

Deadline: Thank you to those who have submitted.  Our winners will be announced at the Non-Traditional Student Week Celebration Dinner on Nov. 10th.


2015 Recap:

This year's winners are Michelle Jester, Lynne Woo, and Deborah Buttacavoli.  Congratulations Ladies!

2016 Recap:

1st Place: Dashon Hart

2nd Place: Sean Weed

3rd Place: John Moran

Spirit of Service Award 2017

The Adult Learner Services Office would like to honor a professor at MVCC who has made an impact on adult students.  The Spirit of Service Award will be given out to a faculty member as a part of Non-Traditional Student Week where we celebrate our adult learners on campus.  If you are interested in nominating a faculty member, it doesn’t matter whether they teach full or part time. One submission per student.

Nominate someone today!

Deadline:  Friday, October 15th, 2017

Past Spirit of Service Winners:

Michelly Kelly
Johnathan Meeter
David Nackley

John Susenburger

Timothy Thomas

Cheryl Plescia


John Coleman


Dr. James Davis