College Night educates students
By Ali Williams
Well over 100 transfer and high school students were able to talk to representatives from more than 50 colleges during College Night, held Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Gannon Gym.
The 15-year-old event, which lasted from 6 to 7:30 p.m., welcomed the University of Vermont, Minnesota State University and Valparaiso University to LCC’s campus, as well as most of Michigan’s colleges.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Michigan Air National Guard and MI Student Aid were also present.
Michigan institutions with a presence included Northwood University, Michigan State University, Oakland University and the College of Creative Studies.
“We have an agreement with LCC so it’s really simple to transfer to Northwood,” said Frances Mills, a Northwood representative.
Patti Spencer, a representative from the College of Creative Studies spoke about her school.
“We are a visual art program in Detroit,” Spencer said. “We are trying to reach students who are interested in the arts.”
Amanda Cho, the Student Engagement Coordinator at LCC, put together this year’s College Night event.
Cho, who said she has been in her current position at LCC for seven months, got the opportunity to organize the event due to LCC being a part of MACRAO.
MACRAO, the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, reaches out to all the colleges in the MACRAO to have College Night, Cho said.
“We put on College Night so that way we can, kind of, reach out to the community for folks that are interested in college; so information that we can provide on transferring or LCC resources,” Cho said.
The event had LCC’s financial aid personnel present, along with success coaches, the University Center and Student Engagement coordinators.
“When we are asked, ‘Who’s invited?’ we always like to say everyone,” Cho said. “We would like to focus on the juniors and seniors that are looking forward to their next move in college, but you just never know. There might be returning students, families who come back to take a couple classes.”
For a complete list of the colleges that participated in the event, visit lcc.edu/services/community-campus-resources/college-night.html