Each 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.

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 a guest can dine together and be honored for their accomplishments.

The Non-Traditional Student Week Celebration Dinner and the Veteran Student Breakfast on the Utica Campus are made possible through the generosity of Student Activities.

Love to Write? Enter our 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 email as an attachment to adultlearners@mvcc.edu.

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

2017 Recap

First Place: Arica Rudd

Second Place: Victor Chambers

Third Place: Tom Berg

Spirit of Service Award 2018

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 when 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.

Past Spirit of Service Winners

2011
Michelly Kelly
Johnathan Meeter
David Nackley

2012
John Susenburger

2013
Timothy Thomas

2014
Cheryl Plescia

2015
John Coleman

2016
Dr. James Davis

2017
Thomas Schink