SUNY Oswego and the Division of Extended Learning host Adult Students Celebration Week from Feb. 6 to 10. Any student, regardless of age, who has adult responsibilities beyond college classes and, for whom those adult responsibilities take priority in times of crisis, is considered an adult learner.

One of the week's highlights is an Adult Student Week Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in 114 Marano Campus Center. The event recognizes the complexity of being an adult student and serves as an opportunity to thank them for the hard work and dedication to your education. It also provides an opportunity for the growing adult student population to network with one another. Career Services will also be present for any questions about your career goals and how they can provide support. A grab-and-go option will be available to those on the run.

Members of the campus community also can look for posters in Marano Campus Center and on the Syracuse campus featuring exceptional adult students.

Read more about some of these inspiring students via Extended Learning's Adult Student Celebration website, including:

  • Elke-Osayuware Guobadia (pictured above), an online business administration student and mother, originally from Germany and now taking courses from Brooklyn
  • Elizabeth Burdette-Allen, an online public relations major studying from Tonawanda during a life filled with family (and dogs)
  • Hayley Carmona, a business administration major and busy mother of two
  • Cali Eddy, an online wellness management major and mother of four children with developmental disabilities, who attends from South Carolina
  • Xin Hao, a U.S. Navy veteran originally from China studying human resource management
  • Amy Steckel, who has navigated parenting and life changes to pursue a master's in business administratio
  • Casey Stewart, who studies business administration on SUNY Oswego's Syracuse campus around a full-time job and other challenges
  • Elaine Talbott-Serrano, an online wellness management major and single mother of two studying in Yonkers

Learn more about these students, the week of celebrations and more on Extended Learning's Adult Student Celebration website.