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Thinking Ahead: Education after SC4

Thinking Ahead: Education after SC4

Liz Whittemore

Staff Writer

Patrick Sullivan

Copy Editor

On Tuesday Oct. 19, St. Clair Community College hosted College Night and the Transfer Fair in the Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center, located near the SC4 campus on the corner of Glenwood and Erie.

The Transfer Fair took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the Transfer Fair was College Night which began at 6:30 p.m. and went until 8 p.m.

The event gives students the chance to talk to representatives from  colleges they are interested in, find out if that college might be right for them, and also what it would require for them to transfer.

Almost 40 colleges and universities participated in the Transfer Fair, and later on that evening 50 colleges were represented at the College Fair. For a complete list of the attending schools, visit www.sc4.edu/collegenight to view the most current list of participants.

Students were asking “some really awesome questions,” according to Rachel Haywood, recruiter for Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, during the college night event.

Potential students were introduced to SC4, and current students were presented options on where to transfer after their time at SC4 was up.

The event had “Lots of good information,” said Michael Jahr, 19, of Memphis. “People are really friendly, and like to answer questions.” Jahr said.

Last year, almost 900 people showed up for these two events.  SC4 hosts these as a service to our students, as well as a service to our community. Of this year’s event’s attendance, Lisa Francis, recruitment assistant, said, “It wasn’t bad. It could be better.”

Francis thought the distance between the M-Tec and other campus structures hampered turnout. She added that though the prospect of moving the event had been discussed, it had not met approval.