Adult Learners Club Provides a Haven

With a baseball cap and a backpack, anyone can become almost invisible in the sea of students walking across Penn State’s campus, no matter their age. This makes it easy for adult learners to blend in to the crowd.

“Everyone assumes that I am 20, 21 — that I am their age,” Melissa Mercado, president of Adult Learners of Penn State, said. “And then when I start talking about my experiences, they look at me and they say ‘You’re not that old, you’re like 20, 21, maybe 22.’ and I am just like, ‘Well no, I’m 27.’”

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