Project Linking Lives workshops for non-traditional students set for March 15, 29

Two workshops being planned for March at Tennessee Tech University will provide information to female non-traditional students about the financial, emotional and physical concerns they often face.

Both will be presented as a part of Project Linking Lives, a women’s mentoring initiative at TTU, and the workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at each.

The first, set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Backdoor Playhouse in the rear of the campus’s Jere Whitson Building, is titled “Finding the Money! Financial Aid for the Non-traditional Student.”

Kathy McGill, scholarship coordinator at TTU, will lead the discussion about scholarships and other types of financial aid and provide handy tips to remember when applying.

The other workshop, set for Thursday, March 29, also at 11 a.m. in the Backdoor Playhouse, is titled “A Mindful Approach to Managing Stress.”

Led by Zac Wilcox, associate professor of counseling and psychology at TTU, it will provide pointers for students who are juggling family, children and work issues in addition to academic demands. Wilcox will show participants quick and easy methods to deal with the mental and physical strain of those stressors.

“While attention is given to the special needs faced by women who are nontraditional students, men are also strongly encouraged to attend these workshops,” said Lachelle Norris, associate professor of sociology at TTU and primary adviser of Project Linking Lives. “Guys will find that the information given will be very pertinent to them as well.”

Project Linking Lives and these workshops are made possible through support provided by the American Association of University Women Leadership and Training Institute in Washington, D.C.

Additional support and assistance is provided by the university’s Women’s Center and the Non-traditional Student Organization of TTU.

For more information about the workshops or Project Linking Lives, call or e-mail Norris at 931/372-6220 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .