Students connect at ‘College Night’
By Haneen Hammad
Lansing Community College welcomed over 500 people on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as part of its annual College Night.
Community members, high school students, parents, families and current college students attended the college fair, with more than 50 representatives from Michigan colleges and universities.
The event was held at LCC’s downtown campus in the Gannon Building from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The purpose was to help students reach out to other universities and make connections, according to Tiara Wair, an academic success coordinator for LCC.
“We want students to not only have a good experience here, but that good experience is continued when they leave LCC,” Wair said.
Students and parents were able to speak to multiple representatives of their choice. Olivia Long, a senior at Waverly High School, was one of the students who attended.
“I hope to get more information about colleges and to try to get prospects for where I want to attend,” Long said.
Samantha Gross, an assistant director at Western Michigan University, was present to offer information about WMU.
“Although Western has a satellite campus here at LCC, we hope students are able to transfer to our university, where we provide more than 150 undergraduate majors,” Gross said. “Western’s business school is top 10 nationwide and (is a) top 10 producer of teachers in the nation.”
Jayla Ashakoor, a student at LCC, was impressed with College Night.
“This event was a success,” Ashakoor said. “I gained a lot from it. I am happy I got a chance to attend.