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Meet Nontraditional Students

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Carol Hladun, age 70, is now seven credits away from graduating with her B.A. and achieving the educational goal of her lifetime.

Jennifer Helminski

“Being an adult student comes with many different challenges, but investing in ourselves and realizing our potential is worth the commitment." —Jennifer Helminski

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Anjanette Vaidya, definitely had a nontraditional path to Rutgers - from teen mom to advocate for student parents.

Carol Cofone (L) with UC Dean Dona Schneider (R)

Carol Cofone took a series of baby steps to get to Rutgers, but was not expecting the big step forward when she was awarded the UC, NB Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. 

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Omowunmi Adedeji, 25, from Newark to New Brunswick and now a scholarship winner on her way to medical school.

Antonio Kuilan

Antonio Kuilan realized his dream of pursuing evolutionary anthropology/archeology and geology after being accepted to the Rutgers' School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) in 2012.

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Sgt. Maj. Anthony Spadaro, 49, who continues his active duty service after twenty-seven years, has made his “virtual” way back after three decades.

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Regina Reilly, Paul Robeson Scholar, presented her research on emergency volunteers to the Aresty Symposium.

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“I am very proud to have served my country, and I am determined to serve those who are serving me, the future student Veterans of Rutgers University.” —Jose A. Ramirez

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Carmona Cadet, Haitian immigrant and single mother, is the recipient of an Osher scholarship for highly employable students.


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