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LIU Post to Hold Open House for Adult College Students July 31

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
516-299-2333

LIU Post's Degree Completion Program for Adult Learners will hold an open house at its Brookville campus on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, for adults considering starting or returning to college for a bachelor's degree. The event is designed in a casual setting for adults to meet faculty, students, admissions, and academic advisors; to receive scholarships and financial aid information; and to learn about the university's five evening degree programs for undergraduate students and courses available in other majors.

The event, which will be held 6 to 8 p.m. in LIU Post's Great Hall, First Floor, Winnick House, comes as the latest effort by the university to respond to the increasing demand in the region from adults starting or returning to college after an absence of several years, as well as veterans and those in their mid-20s wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the course of an adult's working life, the high school graduate can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; and those with a bachelor's degree, $2.1 million. Yet adult students are sometimes hesitant to return to school, thinking the moment has passed them by. "It's never too late to earn a college degree and fulfill your career goals," said Dr. Lisa Braverman, LIU Post's new Associate Provost for Adult Programs and Outreach.

LIU Post (formerly the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) enrolls more than 500 students over the age of 25 who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. "As I entered my mid-twenties, I began to feel self-conscious and wonder whether it was too late to attend college," said Tracey Sanders, a sociology major at LIU Post and an adult student. "But coming to LIU Post helped me understand that, with the right setting and the right mindset, you can achieve truly anything you want."

The Degree Completion program at LIU Post offers flexibility, affordability, convenience, geographic proximity, and majors that are in demand by employers. The university offers five bachelor's degree programs year-round that can be completed entirely during the evening: business administration, health care administration, accountancy, psychology and criminal justice.

To RSVP for the July 21 open house, visit www.liu.edu/post/yes or call 516-299-2040. For information about the Degree Completion Program for Adult Learners, visit www.liu.edu/post/adultlearners.

Posted 07/06/2012

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