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Spring Conference - North Carolina Adult Education Association







                                                                                                                      2011 Spring Conference, Guilford College

     Friday, 15 April 2011
8:30 am – 9:00am                                                                                                          Registration

9:00 am – 9:50 am                                                                                                    Opening Ceremonies
                                                                                  Keynote Address: Dr. Arnold T. Hence retired as Executive Vice President of Forsyth Technical
                                                                                                                     Community College

10:00am - 10:50 am                                                                                                                                  Positive Psychology and New
                                                                                                              Gateways to Success – Building       Media: Innovative Resources for
Session 1                                                                       Re-Inventing Yourself
                                                                                                             Stronger Relationships & Making        Adult Learners and Graduate
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                                                                               Through Adult Education
                                                                                                                   Gateways Stronger                          Students
                                                                                  Rachel Williamson,
                                                                                                            Yasmine Farley, Guilford College      Amy Scatliff, Fielding Graduate
                                                                                   Montreat College

10:50 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 11:50 am                                                                                                                               Summary of Research, Visual
                                                                                Effective Recruiting
Session 2                                                                                                                                          Representations, adult life
                                                                                                             Going the Distance, Studying
                                                                                                                                                     stories, questions and
                                                                              Antja Dionne Caldwell,         Abroad as an Adult Student
                                                                                  North Carolina
                                                                                   Agricultural               Tonya McDaniel, Winston-
                                                                                                                                                     Robert J. Witchger, North
                                                                                &Technical State               Salem State University
                                                                                                                                                     Carolina State University

12:00pm-12:50pm                                                                                                       Free Catered Lunch

                                                                                                                     Poster Presentation
                                                                                 The North Carolina State University Community College Adjunct Faculty Certificate Program
                                                                              James Frawley    Olgha Davis     Kaye Yadusky Jessica Jackson Irecka Smith Shelby Palmer,
                                                                                                              North Carolina State University

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm                                                             Panel Discussion (Current Students, Administrators, Faculty)

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm                                                                                                              Break

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
                                                                                                                                      Resolve to Finish: A retention initiative
Session 3                                                                     Faculty Perceptions of Students with Learning
                                                                                                                                   focused on the completion of adult and non-
                                                                                    Disabilities: Review of Literature
                                                                                                                                   traditional student baccalaureate degrees at
                                                                                                                                                   UNC Charlotte
                                                                               Tara Shollenberger, North Carolina State
                                                                                                                                   Kelly Moore, University of North Carolina -

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                                                                                                             Wrap Up
                                   Dr. Arnold T. Hence retired as Executive Vice President of
                                   Forsyth Technical Community College in 2010, after serving
                                   36 years in higher education. Born in Jackson, Michigan, Dr.
                                   Hence was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He began his
                                   career in New Jersey and served as vice president or dean at
                                   colleges in Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland
                                   before coming to North Carolina.

                                   After dropping out of high school in the 11th grade, he joined
                                   the U.S. Army where he served for seven years specializing in
                                   radar and computer repair. After his discharge from the Army,
                                   he did stints as a salesman, auto mechanic, electronics
                                   technician and part-time musician to support his family. He
                                   once played at the famed Apollo theatre behind legendary
                                   blues singer Al Green, early in his career.

                                 While attending college at night, he was one of nine people
                                 selected from across the United States to receive a Graduate
                                 Fellowship to the Rutgers University Graduate School of
                                 Education without having a baccalaureate degree -- based on
                                 life experience. He holds masters and doctoral degrees in
education from Rutgers University.

Dr. Hence is also an ordained minister and serves at First Baptist Church in King. His hobbies
include boating, music and writing screenplays.

He has been taking pictures since the eighth grade when his mom gave him an old Polaroid
camera. His photographic interests have been shaped by his life experiences. While he has “bags
and albums” full of pictures from the “pre-digital” era, his photographic interests for the past
several years have included landscape, a growing civil rights and historic sites collection, classic
cars and people. He occasionally photographs weddings and special events.

Since retiring, however he has devoted much more of his time and energy to photography, with
one of his pictures having won first place and judges’ choice at the Dixie Classic Fair. Dr. Hence
is a juried member of the Winston-Salem Craft Guild and an associate member of The
Associated Artists of Winton-Salem. During the month of February 2011, his work was
exhibited in the “Apple Gallery” of the Stokes County Arts Council.

Dr. Hence and his wife, Anna, whose decorative wreaths have also won first and second place
prizes at the Dixie Classic Fair, enjoy participating in arts and craft shows in the region. They
reside in King, NC.

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