Adult Learner Association
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The Adult Learners Association(ALA), formerly known as the
Non-Traditional Students' Organization or NTSO, is a diverse
group of students brought together by the common pursuit of
higher education at SUNY Potsdam.
Meeting Times for 2010-2011 Academic Year
Monday: Noon - 1 p.m.
An Adult Learner (also known as a non-traditional student) is someone who meets
one or more of the following criteria:
22 years of age or older
Has had at least a two year break in his or her education
Holds a GED rather than a high school diploma
Or single with dependents
To encourage non-traditional students to become an effective and integral part of the college
To serve as an advocate for the special needs of the non-traditional student to the college
administration, faculty, staff, traditional students and the local community;
To initiate programs designed to enhance academic, financial and social opportunities for these
Benefits of being a member:
Having a place to go with Adult Learner Concerns and where you can have a voice on campus.
Having ASO tutoring available.
Lockers available in Sisson 12, Sisson 110 and Carson 12 to sign out for use.
Laptop Loans- Go to Sisson 110 to sign out for a week.
Networking with others on campus who may have the same concerns or interests.
Care and needs of the Carson Adult Learner Lounge North.
Wear special ALA stoles at Graduation.
Louise Tyo, Director of Student & Family Transitions