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SC4’s Free College Day draws

Hannah Hunter
Staff Writer

According to the SC4 website, Free College Day is a day that provides free, one-hour sessions on a variety of topic including arts and crafts, business, computers and recreation.
Presenters include SC4 professors and staff and local residents who volunteer their time to share their expertise with the community.
Along with SC4 students and local residents, people from other surrounding areas were able to come out for Free College Day as well.

Instructor Bryan Turner demonstrates how to play the drums during SC4’s Free College Day. March 29. Photo credit Liz Whittemore

Instructor Bryan Turner demonstrates how to play the drums during SC4’s Free College Day. March 29. Photo credit Liz Whittemore

“My friend lives in Imlay City and she invited me and some other friends to come, so we registered online and I was just seeing what was available because we registered late. I took the self hypnosis class along with 3 dance classes, a photography class, and the history of Broadway class,” said Marjorie Wilson who commuted from Waterford to participate.
SC4 offered a wide variety of classes ranging from woodcarving to introduction to yoga. Other classes included hands-on clay workshops, meditation, decorating cupcakes, crime scene investigation, and lessons on how to design a beautiful garden.
Each class included an hour long session, with lunch breaks and drop-in activities.

According to Physical Science lecturer Suzanne Doherty, who has volunteered for Free College Day for 11 years, attendance was good and there was steady traffic in the science museum even while classes were in session.
“This is my first year attending. I had never even heard of Free College Day. As far as attendance, most classes have been filled to the max,” said Courtney Reckker, an SC4 student ambassador.
Free College Day took place on Sat., March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The next Free College Day is set for Sat., March 28, 2015.

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