Champlain to Host Open House for Adult Learners on March 21

Adlut Learner

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College, recently named the "#1 Most Innovative School in the North" by US News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges," will hold an open house on Monday, March 21 to highlight its career-focused professional degree programs for adults. 

The open house at the Champlain College Miller Center at Lakeside, 175 Lakeside Ave., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., will offer information on more than 50 online programs in the areas of business, education, cybersecurity, healthcare, human studies, law and technology, plus two campus-based Emergent Media master's programs, to encourage local residents to take advantage of the offerings. It is free and open to the public.

"We're bringing together a team of Champlain representatives who will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss your options and guide you through the application process. We'll provide light refreshments and if you need to pick your kids up from school or daycare before coming here, we'll have snacks and a craft activity center for them while you get your questions answered," said Melissa Marcello, managing director of the Division of Champlain College Online.

The adult-centered approach to learning helps working professionals balance work, study and life, she added. Through relevant, career-focused programs, students gain the essential knowledge and skills to succeed in today's dynamic workplace. This approach, combined with Champlain's strategic alliances with organizations across the country - most notably the Federal government - has attracted working professionals from around the nation and resulted in nearly doubling the College's enrollment of adult learners to more than 2,500 students in just one year.

The March 21 open house will offer attendees the opportunity to:

  • Meet with program directors and advisors to talk in-depth about programs.
  • Discover what online learning looks like through a hands-on demonstration.
  • Speak with financial aid and military and veterans services counselors to explore options for paying for school.
  • Visit with career services and academic tutoring teams to learn about services and support.
  • Get undergraduate transfer credit questions answered in-person. Attendee should bring copies of past education transcripts. 
  • Complete an online application with a team on-hand to answer questions - there is no fee to apply. 
  • Children are welcome and there will be snacks and craft activities available while their parents explore the educational offerings. 

According to Champlain Provost Laurie Quinn, "Our exponential growth can be attributed to our ability to respond quickly and effectively to both employer and working professionals' needs. Our partnerships with local and national employers allow us to develop programs that align with the most in-demand skills for today's workforce, and our unyielding focus on quality means that students are guaranteed a dynamic and engaging experience in the classroom with skills that can be immediately applied in their workplace."

To register for the adult open house, or for more information about the event, visit

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE: Monday, March 21, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 175 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, Vt. Learn about more than 50 online bachelor's and master's degrees & two on-campus master's programs offered to adults and working professionals. Counseling, financial aid advice, hand-on learning experience, and food and activities for children. Free and open to the public. To register for the adult education open house, or for more information, visit

About Champlain College: Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 50 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2016 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, as well as is named the #1 "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit