By: Nick Kieser
Starting today on the Volunteer State Community College campus there will be four university representatives on campus to promote their individual schools on separate days.
“University Representatives have been invited to share their transfer programs with our student body since at least 1993,” wrote Pamela Lockhart in an email.
The University of Tennessee Knoxville will be here on Monday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then Lipscomb University on Tuesday 25, from 10 a.m. t0 1 p.m. Also Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Western Kentucky University on Thursday sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All of the visiting university campuses will be set up in the Woods Campus Center by the Student Services Office.
“It’s really important to visit with schools for these students. We aren’t recommending these schools for these students, but as even freshman who are asking questions early on is a good thing,” said Advisor Rebecca Adair.
For the 9,000 plus students who are on campus having the opportunity to approach a four-year university can give ideas to those interested in furthering their education past Vol State.
“Very valuable for our students. I encourage our students to go do that. Tennessee transfer pathway guarantees students can go where it matches up for that student,” said Vol State President Jerry Faulkner.
“They will be happy to answer questions and get your contact information. They will share open house event information for campus visits, discuss different degree programs, requirements, financial aid options, and scholarships. For Free! All it takes is a few minutes of your time,” wrote Lockhart.
“I feel like I do not have a lot of knowledge on where I want to go or like any majors I want to pursue, but I feel like these booths will help me with gaining more knowledge on where I would want to go,” said freshman Seth Gilmer.
Seeking that one school that stands out compared to the rest is what this event can mean for a student.
“The biggest change was that I got to go from being a full-time student living at home to a full-time student away from everything where it’s all about college. It’s better but also more challenging. Having a booth on campus was nice for getting information on how the transferring would take place or just knowing what I needed to become that full-time student somewhere else,” said former student Jeff Swift.
looking into one of the university booths this week can make a difference or none at all for Vol State students who choose to visit a booth or not visit one of the booths at all.