College Night, Transfer Fair set for Oct. 10



High school students who are exploring college options and college students who plan to transfer are encouraged to attend two separate events on Oct. 10 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. Representatives from about 40 colleges and universities will be on campus from 10 a.m. to noon for the College Transfer Fair.

They will offer information about their majors and programs, the availability of scholarships, the transfer of KVCC courses to their institutions, and admissions and registration requirements and deadlines. That evening, representatives from nearly 100 colleges, universities and training institutions will hold the 2011 edition of College Night. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., college and university representatives will be available to speak with juniors and seniors from Southwest Michigan high schools, parents, and currently enrolled students about higher-education opportunities, their programs and campuses. Also scheduled to take part 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 the Dale B. Lake Auditorium. It will cover scholarships, student loans, and the kinds of financial assistance available from the federal and state governments. Both activities are free and open to the public.

Participants in both events 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.

This marks the 16th consecutive year that KVCC has hosted College Night, which is co-sponsored by KVCC and Western Michigan University. KVCC’s Student Admissions Specialist Larissa Hunt said College Night is a great service for area families because so many colleges are available at once. “Our location is really good because we’re centrally located for so many students in Southwest Michigan and this is one of the largest events of its kind in the area,” Hunt said.

For more information about College Night, contact Larissa Hunt at 269-488-4755. For more information about the College Transfer Fair, contact Robyn Robinson, KVCC Office Specialist, 269-488-4779.