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Forty-Five College Representatives to Talk to Okmulgee County High School Juniors and Seniors This Wednesday

Annual “College Day” Features Information on Wide Variety of State and Regional Higher Education Institutions Available on OSU Institute of Technology Campus

This Wednesday, November 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., more than 200 high school juniors and seniors from Okmulgee County high schools will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from 45 state and regional colleges and universities during “College Day.” The event, held in Covelle Hall on the OSU Institute of Technology campus, is sponsored by the Oklahoma College Day/Night Coordination Committee under the direction of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. It is open to all high school juniors, seniors and counselors.

Each year around fifty high schools and colleges across the state host college day/night programs to provide students with information needed to make a college decision. Representatives from two- and four-year colleges and universities are in attendance to visit with prospective students about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, housing and areas of academic interest. College day/night programs are either in a browsing or presentation format. The event on the OSU Institute of Technology campus will be in a browsing format, which allows students to visit with as many representatives as they wish during the program.

The Prospective Student Services Department will be representing OSU Institute of Technology at the College Fair. Recruiters Ashley Duckworth and Misty Rogers will be joined by Heather Hancock, Denise Funk and Mary Graves at the information table. Hancock, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, says the Oklahoma Student Loan Association will also be at the event to provide financial information, “College Days such as this allow high school seniors and juniors to see what higher education opportunities are available in the state and the region. They will have a wide array of information available - all in one location.”

Colleges and agencies represented at the event include:
Bacone College / Bethany College from Kansas
Carol Albert State College / Baker University
Central Baptist University from Arkansas / Centenary - Shreveport
Connors State College / College of the Ozarks from Arkansas
Lyon College from Arkansas / Lon Morris College from Texas
Missouri Southern State / Mid America Christian University
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College / Murray State
Northwestern Oklahoma State / Northeastern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Baptist University / Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University / Oral Roberts University
Ottawa University / Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma University / Rogers State University
Tulsa Community College / St. Gregory’s University
Tulsa University / U.S. Army
University of Arkansas / University of Central Oklahoma
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma / Wesleyan University

Oklahoma State University’s Technical Branch in Okmulgee is a public, state-supported institution committed to increasing the potential and productivity of the people it serves. Eighteen programs of study lead to Associate in Applied Science degrees, three programs of study lead to Associate in Science transfer degrees, and three programs lead to Bachelor of Technology degrees. The campus is known for hands-on technical education, world-class equipment and robust partnerships with industry.

For more information call 918.293.4678 or 1.800.722.4471.

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OSU Institute of Technology’s Heather Hancock, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Denise Funk of Prospective Student Services look over some of the college materials that will be available to area high school seniors and juniors during “College Day” this coming Wednesday.