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Commuter / Transfer / Non-Traditional

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”—Pele, Soccer Champion


This community offers a space for people who identify as or are interested in building the inclusivity, relationships, and support for commuters and nontraditional students. This community offers resources, programs, events, and networking opportunities that can enrich a student’s academic experience and promote their success.

The Commuter/Transfer/Nontraditional Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members who understand that this community has unique needs in its transition into The Forest—yet this community also has unique experiences that can contribute to the culture of Drew. This community is designed as a space to explore, learn, reflect on, and support each student’s path during their academic development.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Student Spotlight: Lisa Stites ’21

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Lisa Stites ‘21                            
Major: Business
Minor: Statistics
Launch Career Community: Business, Finance, & Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Commuter / Transfer / Non-Traditional and Limited Resources
Commuter’s Association
Student employee in Accounts Payable (2018-2019)
Student Employee of …

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Journeys Toward Justice! Changemakers Driving Justice & Equity Forward: March 23 Through April 23

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The series is hosted by the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. Starting Tuesday March 23 and continuing through April.

Journeys Toward Justice is a multi-college collaboration spotlighting changemakers across the country who are driving justice and equity …

Posted by Amy Sugerman
Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman
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Leadership, Change Management, and the Nontraditional Student

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What are additional ways to enroll in, progress through, and complete a college education as a nontraditional student and how are colleges adapting? Click HERE to learn more.

Posted by Hannah Faustmann
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Advice for the Non-Traditional Student: Your Education/Experience is Always Valuable

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“In our fast-paced society, it’s so easy to believe that we are too old to go back to school—that we have to achieve certain things by a specific age—or that we are not allowed to make a drastic change once …

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Student Spotlight: Mely Arias C’22

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Mely Arias C’22                           
Major:  Computer Science
Launch Career Community: Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation, Commuter, Ethnic/Racial Heritage, Limited Income, and Faith, Religion & Spirituality
User Services Student Assistant at Technology Help Desk
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