Kalamazoo Valley to host Oct. 7 College Night



High school students who are exploring college options are encouraged to attend the 2013 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night on Oct. 7 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus.

The event will include representatives from nearly 90 colleges, universities and training institutions. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., college and university representatives will be available to speak with students and their parents about higher-education opportunities, their programs and campuses.

Also scheduled to participate are spokesmen from the armed forces and training providers who will detail what’s available at technical schools and how military service can help pay for a college education.

A financial aid workshop will be held at 7 p.m. in Dale B. Lake Auditorium. It will cover scholarships, student loans, and the kinds of financial assistance available from the federal and state governments.

The event is free and open to the public. Participating institutions will include WMU, Kalamazoo College, Cornerstone University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport University, Michigan Technological University, Ferris State University, University of Michigan, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State, Valparaiso University and Wayne State University, as well as dozens of others.

College Night is co-sponsored by Kalamazoo Valley and Western Michigan University. With three Kalamazoo, Michigan locations, a main campus in Texas Township, the nearby Groves Campus, and Arcadia Commons Campus in downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers certificate programs in more than 20 areas of study and associate degrees in 25 others.