Center for Women and Returning Adults
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About Us

Welcome to the Center for Women and Returning Adults!

The Center for Women and Returning Adults supports and advocates for all Purdue Fort Wayne students who face personal or academic challenges.

We also organize programs that address the specific needs of non-traditional and First Generation College students.


Advice: on admissions, the financial aid process, and the academic landscape.

Referrals to Service: including academic assistance personal counseling, career counseling, health care, social welfare programs and child care.

Seminars/Panel Discussions of interest to non-traditional students.

Virtual Scholarship Drawer for women and non-traditional adult students and First Generation Students.

Social Welfare Database for students struggling with economic problems.

Study Resources for students to come in and receive.


Students with Families program is free, sponsored by a grant from the Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association, and open to all students and their immediate families. Our goal is to help students who have children become more involved in the life of the campus, and enjoy campus events with their children. Our regular Students with Families events begin with a kid-appealing dinner followed by special programs for young children and programs for parents that are geared to the needs and interests of non-traditional students.

Sexual Assault Prevention Program Provides education and advocacy programs to prevent sexual assault.

Flying Start is a peer support center for Non-Traditional students at Purdue University in Fort Wayne. These information tables serve as one on one communication to students who are interested in or are in need of on or off campus resources that will allow them to have support and adequate resources in taking steps towards graduation.

Office Hours/ Office Location

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Walb Student Union, Room 120

(Next to the Information Desk in Walb)

Contact Us

Phone: 260-481-6029

Contact Us

Due to the outbreak of COVD-19 Cicelle Beemon has changed her contact information. Her new contact information is listed down below. Best way to get in contact with her is through her email, but feel free to call if any questions or concerns,


Scholarship Alert:

The Goldstein Family Scholarship Program

The goal of the Goldstein Family Scholarship Program is to help female survivors of domestic violence improve their self-sufficiency and quality of life by completing higher education. 

The scholarship fund provides financial support for tuition, books, rent, utilities, and childcare. Support is provided based on the applicant's financial need after using all other available community resources. Scholarship recipients also receive case management services from YWCA's Empowerment Advocate to assist them through their academic journey. Financial support & case management services are provided to scholarship recipients for up to 4 years.

For information and to apply checkout 

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