Thinking About Returning to College? Attend “Women in Transition” Workshop

Thinking About Returning to College? Attend “Women in Transition” Workshop

A new job, updated work skills, career advancement and more money are among the top reasons why women return to college after several years away from formal education. If you’re dreaming of going back to school, explore your options at the eighth annual “Women in Transition” workshop.

The workshop offers sound, practical advice and an opportunity to meet with local educational organizations and financial-aid advisers. It is scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 13 with two identical sessions: 8:30 a.m.-noon, -Tulsa, North Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave.; and 4:30-8:30 p.m., Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus, Studio Theatre, 10300 E. 81st St. S. Preregistration fee is $5; registration at the door is $8. Women in Transition will provide a limited number of registration-fee waivers for those unable to pay the registration fee, but advance registration is required.

Participants will hear women’s inspirational stories about how they managed to succeed at attending college while managing jobs and family responsibilities. Plus, they will learn about financial-aid options to make it possible and take a computerized career assessment. Refreshments are provided. Several scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of each session.

Featured speakers are: Jane Varmecky, speech professor at Tulsa Community College; Nancy Weber, coordinator of continuing education at -Broken Arrow; Amy Gilbert, director of TRiO Educational Opportunity Center; Ashley Mellor, Financial Aid Coordinator at -Tulsa. Plus, Debbie Wright-Burns, Anne White, and Stacey Lemond will give testimonials of their experiences returning to college.

“Women in Transition” is a coalition of area universities, colleges and women’s organizations. Participating organizations include Tulsa Chapter of American Association of University Women; Association for Women in Communications, Tulsa Chapter; Educational Opportunity Center, League of Women Voters of Metro Tulsa, Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, -Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, Resonance Support Center for Women, Career Advocates of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Public Schools, University of Tulsa and .

Register online at, or call 918-615-2766 and leave a message.

Updated 09-21-2011

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