Minnesota Daily, January 30, 2006
Group strives to make U inclusive
Nontraditional students find a home in Reentry Students Organization.
By Jamie VanGeest
"Mark McKay and Tod Jones met and discussed their lives over Coronas and Cokes during happy hour Friday at Sally's Saloon and Eatery.
Both were drinking to the semester's first meeting of the University's Reentry Students Organization, which provides information, resources, support and advocacy for nontraditional students.
The group started in 2000, but McKay, a linguistics senior, has been the group's president for three years.
The designation "nontraditional students" includes undergraduate students older than 25, students with children, transfer students, students going to school part time, students who commute to campus and those who come back to the University after taking a break in their education, said Donald Opitz, adviser for the Reentry Students Organization."