December 31, 2003

Grossmont College workshop “Broaden Your Horizons” to aid ‘re-entry’ students

EL CAJON — New and potential students interested in learning more about the realities of college life as‘re-entry’ adults are invited to attend a free orientation workshop titled “Broaden Your Horizons” Tuesday, January 6, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. on the Grossmont College campus.

The workshop will be held in the Griffin Gate area of the Student Center and is open to the public. The Grossmont College Adult Re-entry Center offers the workshop to help make returning to the classroom a little less daunting. “This event is specially geared to older students and is designed to allay their fears about heading back to school after years —even decades— of being away from an educational environment,” said Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr., college president.

Speakers, including peer panelists who will talk about their experiences as returning students, will offer tips on making the transition back into the classroom. Information on admission procedures, counseling, telephone and Web registration, financial aid, job placement and more will be provided.

Among the panelists to be featured is Michele Martens who now works as a full-time classified employee at Grossmont College thanks to her Grossmont College education and networking. Richard Klingshirn will discuss his decision to explore a new career in nursing in the weekend/evening program at Grossmont.

Prospective students may RSVT to the Adult Re-entry Office at 619-644-7679 and leave a recorded message.

Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon. A campus map and driving directions are available at the Grossmont College website: www.grossmont.edu.

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