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Adult and Graduate Education at Roberts Wesleyan College

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joel Hoomans, Strategic Leadership

Posted by Michael Blankenship on Sep 16, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Innovator in Leadership and Development of People

During his 10 years in Human Resources for Wegmans Food Markets, Joel Hoomans became the company’s first Manager of Leadership Development. His success came from approaching the company’s employees as renewable assets to be invested in and treated with respect, rather than thought of as expendable resources. Yet, in his role as hiring manager, he quickly noticed than many of the top-tier MBA graduates he interviewed did not possess critical customer service and leadership abilities. These highly skilled candidates lacked the dedication to the growth and development of people that were fundamental to the success of the organization. This motivated Joel to enter higher education on a mission to create the next generation business degree focused on developing emerging leaders and enhancing the abilities of established leaders.

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Topics: Next Generation Business Degree, Strategic Leadership, Graduate Business, time-shortened education, Servant Leader

Should you go back to college?

Posted by Michael Blankenship on Sep 9, 2014 11:49:46 AM

There's something standing between you and your goal. Maybe it's sufficient work experience, or perhaps your employer believes you lack sufficient training.

Why pursue a bachelor’s degree?

Choosing to go back to college is a big decision. To succeed, you need to find your motivation to earn your bachelor's degree. Are you looking to increase your earning potential (also known as "make more money")? Do you want to achieve a leadership role?

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Topics: Degrees for Adults, adult education, time-shortened education, back to college, degree completion, adult degrees

Finish your bachelor's degree with degree-completion

Posted by Michael Blankenship on Aug 27, 2014 8:50:00 AM

Earn your bachelor’s degree in as few as 15 months with degree-completion

Degree-completion: You may not have heard of it before, but if you’re thinking about going back to college to finish your bachelor’s degree, you’ll want to read on.

Degree-completion is an accelerated and innovative approach to earning a bachelor’s degree that allows adult learners to apply most past college credits and experiences toward a degree.

The fact is, you can earn your degree in as few as 15-21 months through one of these innovative bachelor’s degree programs at Roberts Wesleyan College. It works by allowing adult learners like you to leverage past college credits and earn college credit for what you already know. Plus, your professional and life experiences may also qualify for college credit.

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Topics: Degrees for Adults, adult education, time-shortened education, back to college, degree completion, adult degrees

How to Make Full-time College Fit Into a Full-time Schedule

Posted by Jason Hammel on Nov 9, 2011 9:57:00 AM

DC_Family_2In today’s society, it can seem almost impossible for a person with adult responsibilities to return to school full-time. That person may struggle with the question of how to make full-time college fit into a full-time schedule. Whether it be preparing dinner for your children after they return home from school or meeting deadlines on the job, these, among others, are valid concerns for anyone pondering the notion of returning to school. However, attending college full-time is achievable with proper planning and preparation.

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Topics: adult education, time-shortened education, online education, learning as an adult, military education