Read what some of our students have to say!
"As a non-traditional student, my challenges have been finding time to study and juggling my work, family, church and school. My gain in attending is the kindness, understanding and generosity of the faculty and staff. I am also lucky to have had the opportunity to go to college through the Head Start Training Program and work towards my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Susan Kelley McMichael
"Being a non-traditional student has had its challenges - from finding time to study to taking care of my family. Taking classes with traditional students is a very cooperative experience. We do group projects and take in each other's wisdom.
Patricia R. Shepard
"FRIENDS is a wonderful place to come and study. It’s nice and quiet and is also a great place to make new friends and visit with old ones. FRIENDS is my “home” on campus. If I‘m not at work or in class, then I can be found in FRIENDS. With a refrigerator and a microwave, I have all that I need to eat my lunch. ”
"Although I am not a non-traditional student, being in class with non-traditional students is a great advantage. I have received a lot of information from these students that is not offered in textbooks. To hear them share personal experiences and their love for their profession is priceless."
In 2001, I decided to take some college courses in Early Childhood Development. I recently received my associate degree and decided to take a few more classes with the possibility of receiving a Child Development and Family Relations degree. Being a non-traditional student, I felt somewhat intimidated around the younger students. I was glad to learn about the FRIENDS program Kentucky State University has provided."