NACADA, the global community for academic advising, announced yesterday that Pamela Stephens is one of only ten internationally who has been selected to serve as a mentor for the 2018-2020 class of emerging leaders. Stephens serves Fairmont State University as the director of the center for educational support programs and the coordinator for the RBA degree program.
Through the WVROCKS initiative launched by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, adult students at Fairmont State University have found greater success in completing a four-year degree.
A college diploma can open up new career opportunities for working adults. Economic projections indicate that by 2018 more than 49 percent of jobs in the state will require education or training beyond high school, but only 26 percent of West Virginians have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Fairmont State University is hosting an Open House for Adult Students on Aug. 1 for those considering finishing a degree started earlier in life or beginning a new degree.