Mentoring expert is part of MTSU Nontraditional St...

Mentoring expert is part of MTSU Nontraditional Student Celebration

Practical advice to help bridge the gap between college and work is on tap for this year’s Nontraditional Student Celebration at MTSU Nov. 10-18.

Robin Crawford

Robin C. Crawford

Valerie Avent

Valerie Avent

Robin C. Crawford, founder of WORKZGOOD, will be the speaker for the Nontraditional Student Week Dinner, which is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Crawford, a certified life coach, leads two professional networking and development groups in the greater Atlanta area. Her business provides work-life consulting, professional mentoring, education and speaking services.

The dinner is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.

“We are very proud of our nontraditional students, who are aged 24 and older,” said Valerie Avent, assistant director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students.

“They have assumed leadership roles at MTSU and make time to take part in various aspects of campus life along with their professional and family responsibilities. They are growing in number both locally and nationally as more and more adults make career transitions and postpone retirement.”

The week’s activities begin with a free T-shirt giveaway to the first 100 MTSU students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Room 330 of the Student Union Building.

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From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Student Union lobby, the Student Government Association will provide a variety of international food samples.

The June Anderson Center shares sponsorship duties with the Office of International Education for “This is Me,” an open microphone event at which members of the MTSU community are invited to share stories celebrating diversity.

The event is slated for 7 p.m. Monday in the Keathley University Center Theater.

From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 11, student government members will travel around campus in a golf cart handing out goodies on “Toss-Out Tuesday.”

SGA will team with Dunkin’ Donuts to offer free hot cocoa, coffee and doughnuts from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Student Union lobby.

Student government leaders will host “What Can SGA Do for You?,” a meet-and-greet event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 330 of the Student Union. Attendees are invited to contribute nonperishable food items for donation to the Student Food Pantry.

A free legal clinic is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Room 330 of the Student Union.

The June Anderson Center collaborates with the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association to host the clinic, which is free and open to all MTSU students, faculty and staff.

For more information about Nontraditional Students Week activities, or to make legal clinic reservations by Monday, Nov. 10, call 615-898-5812.

— Gina K. Logue (