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A Non-Traditional Life: David Fleming

September 5, 2012

“I look at every class as ‘this is the class I need to graduate.’” This is the mindset David Fleming, 28, has as he begins his freshman year at UW-Whitewater as a non-traditional student. Fleming, originally from Huffman, Texas, moved to Whitewater in July 2011 with hopes of going to school...

A non-traditional perspective

May 9, 2012

After profiling non-traditional students for an academic year, we have learned a few things and experienced a few surprises.  For example, the differences between traditional and non-traditional students are few. However, the way we approach the differences is fascinating. As non-traditional studen...

A Non-Traditional Life: Damon Judah

December 7, 2011

Before enrolling at UW-Whitewater as a 27-year-old non-traditional student in 2008, Damon Judah was spending cold winter nights in his car, homeless. “Those were difficult years,” Judah said.  “I was living paycheck to paycheck and not loving any job.  I’ve been homeless and had to sleep in a car durin...

A walk in non-traditional shoes

November 9, 2011

I found it quite ironic that I received a small taste of what non-traditional life is really like just a few days before Non-traditional Student Recognition Week, which runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13. Let me tell you, it was much more difficult than I imagined. Last week, I was asked by my aunt and uncle to watc...

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