Compton Featured in Segment About Non-Traditional Students


By Cara Vallente-Compton (NM ’10)

I am a senior at the University of New Mexico, graduating in May.  Last spring I was honored to be selected as one of two Truman Scholars from the great state of New Mexico.  As a non-traditional student I have been very active on the UNM campus in reaching out to other older students and raising awareness of the special needs and talents of this increasing population of students. In the fall I represented the Association of Non-Traditional Students, as Vice-President of the organization, as a candidate for Homecoming Queen.  Last week the administration’s PR department asked me if I would be willing to be interviewed by KOAT for a segment they were doing about non-traditional students, and of course I said yes.

I am 42, happily married to Charles Compton, the love of my life.  We have four small children at home, and I am the birth mother of a wonderful young man in New York who is a junior at SUNY Albany.  I am planning to attend UNM School of Law in the fall.

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