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APSU'S College and Career Event for Adults is April 3

Could you use a million dollarsor simply more self-confidence? A college education could provide both.

In general, higher education not only increases feelings of self-worth, it improves ones earning power. Money Magazine (2005) reports that, over the course of a lifetime, a person with a college degree makes $1 million more than a person without one.
Could you use a million dollarsor simply more self-confidence? A college education could provide both.

In general, higher education not only increases feelings of self-worth, it improves one's earning power. Money Magazine (2005) reports that, over the course of a lifetime, a person with a college degree makes $1 million more than a person without one.

So if you're an adult without a college degree and have been thinking about returning to college, plan to attend Austin Peay State University's College and Career Event for Adults, slated for 4:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, April 3 in the University Center. Note: Optional tours will take place from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

A no-stress event with other adults just like you, the session will provide all the information you need about admission, financial aid and academic majors. You'll receive a free career assessment and have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, faculty, alumni and current adult students.

You'll learn that about half of Austin Peay students are adults. When they enrolled at APSU, many had concerns about whether they could make it academically or if they could balance studies with family and work responsibilities.

In fact, statistics indicate that adult students tend to do better academically than traditional-age students. Additionally, traditional-aged students value what older students have learned through experiences. APSU faculty members report that adult students tend to enrich the learning experience for everyone in the classroom.

During the College and Career Event for Adults, APSU will give away a $1,000 scholarship, but you must be present to win.

As a kick-off to the evening, APSU alumna Barbara Sledd, Hopkinsville, Ky., will talk about her education and experiences that led to her amazing record of success.

A Clarksville native, Sledd graduated from APSU in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught nine years, first at Montgomery Central High School and later at both Hopkinsville High School and Christian County High School, Hopkinsville.

In 1982, she became a sales director with Mary Kay Inc., mainly to run a business out of her home, which would create more flexible time with her children. It soon was apparent she had a gift for sales and especially for motivating others in her unit.

Since 1984, Sledd has earned 14 new cars from Mary Kay Inc.an incentive offered by the company and based on levels of achievement. She also has been in the company's National Court of Sales nine years, earning a diamond ring each time, and she led her unit to the National Circle of Achievement.

Besides continuing her career with Mary Kay Inc., Sledd established a private company, Visions, through which she serves as a training specialist and speaker.

Few know more about the rewards of success than does Sledd. With the can-do attitude that made her a national award winner, she will share her insight on attaining success with participants at the College and Career Event for Adults on April 3.

For more information, telephone 1-800-844-APSU or visit www.apsu.edu/apday. — Dennie B. Burke