College Night is Oct. 8



High school students who are exploring college options are encouraged to attend the 2012 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night on Oct. 8 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus.

The event will include representatives from nearly 100 colleges, universities and training institutions. 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 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 the Student Commons Theater. 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. Participants 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.