OTTUMWA —- Former Indian Hills Community College softball coach Jim Overturf, an Albia native, has returned to the college in a new role, as the Admissions Representative for Non-Traditional Students. It is a position that Overturf says he is excited about – making people aware of the many opportunities for adult learners to go back to IHCC or maybe take a class for the first time.
Overturf says, “We have five county service centers where people can conveniently take a class close to their home and we offer evening classes to fit people’s busy schedules.” He adds that there will be a series of adult learner informational sessions in Ottumwa and Centerville. At these sessions college staff will provide assistance in academic advising, and talk about flexible schedules, working toward a degree at the student’s own pace, and the computer labs and study areas available for all students during day and evening hours. Test-proctoring services for online classes and exams are also available.
“I want a parent to know they can tell their son or daughter, a teacher can tell a graduate they know, a grandparent can reach out to a family member, and community members can consider going back to school,” Overturf says. “These are all scenarios we have seen where our adult education offerings have been valuable resources for those in our area.”
The first Adult Learner sessions are slated for Aug. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Library on the Centerville campus, and Aug. 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bennett Center on the Ottumwa campus.