College Night informs future students
By Alejandro Gonzales
A free college fair was held in the LCC Gannon Building the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18. Over 50 representatives from colleges and universities in Michigan attended.
The goal of the event was to introduce students to possible educational opportunities.
“It’s an excellent event and it’s pretty exciting to have all the colleges here to have students look at some great options, planning for college and life after high school,” said Chad Bannan, a representative from Baker College.
The main portion of the fair took place in the Gannon Gym on the third floor. The Michigan Room on the first floor had a financial aid presentation, along with advisers available to discuss the topic.
The Gannon Commons were set up with tables, where the LCC Success Team spoke with individuals about college life.
“We’re here at the fair along with a lot of friends from other colleges and the armed forces,” said Travis Slooter, representative from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. “A lot of different opportunities are here for the community. We’re having a great time meeting everybody.”
More than 100 guests filled the gym. It was organized so individuals quickly and efficiently could meet representatives from a wide variety of schools.
“I think it’s awesome to have all of these colleges and organizations here for students to learn about all the different pathways they can get to their career, and there’s a really good turnout,” said Andrea Terry, a college administrator.
Welcome bags with a college guide and an LCC handout were given to guests on the way in. Guests were invited to fill the bags with informational pamphlets.
“It opens a lot of opportunities and gives you a lot of options,” said Heather Hissam, a student attending the event. “Like if you have nowhere to go, I’m pretty sure you could find something here, especially on a college night like this.”