Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Area students can survey possible options during upcoming College Night event

Recent College Night events have been well-attended by prospective students in the region

Area high school students and their parents can explore the offerings of approximately 50 colleges and universities during the annual College Night event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Shoemaker Center on the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus. Both the Chillicothe campus and Athens campus of Ohio University will be among those represented at the event.

“This event allows prospective students and their parents to investigate a number of potential colleges in one evening,” OU-C Student Recruitment Coordinator Neeley Allen said. “At OU-C, we are focused on providing every opportunity for area residents to realize the benefits of a higher education, and this occasion emphasizes that commitment. With representatives of dozens of colleges and universities gathering in Chillicothe, this is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors as well as their parents.”

Those attending College Night will be able to explore degree options, transfer options, admission requirements, and college costs as well as financial aid options. Besides the various educational institutions, there will be representatives of some branches of the Armed Forces and various scholarship and loan programs.

“We want to ensure that area students are aware of the advantages that OU-C offers, including the friendliness of a small campus and resources of a national university. More than that, it is important that that our area students realize the opportunities that are available to them,” OU-C Director of Student Services John Fisher said. “For some students, it will be their first contact with a college representative. For others, it will offer a chance to further investigate some schools and ask follow-up questions.”

The local Kiwanis Club chapter and OU-C are sponsoring the event. Those with further questions can contact Allen at 740-774-7721 or allenn@ohio.edu.

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