LBW hosts College Fair

Published 9:17 am Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Heather Owens, director of student recruitment for LBWCC, tells seniors about their college options for LBW campuses (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Heather Owens, director of student recruitment for LBWCC, tells seniors about their college options for LBW campuses (Photo by Beth Hyatt).

Last week, the seniors from Brantley High School, Luverne High School, Highland Home School and Crenshaw Christian Academy gathered in the auditorium of LBW Community College Luverne Center to further explore their options for college.

“The College Fair seemed to go really well Monday morning. The senior class from each high school in the county attended,” said Laura Elliott, director of the Luverne Center.

“The students were successful in receiving much needed, important information from the schools they were most interested in pursuing. It seemed as though the students really took their time and asked great questions of the recruiters from their choses college.”

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Heather Owens, director of student recruitment for LBWCC, was pleased with the amount of attendance in both colleges and students, and also says that each year LBW typically visits anywhere from 15-20 college fairs.

“We had a great representation of two-year, four-year, public, private, in-state and out of state institutions represented,” Owens said.

Students had the chance to talk face to face with representatives from colleges such as LBWCC, Auburn University, Troy University, the University of South Alabama, Auburn University at Montgomery, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and more. Students were able to ask questions about college tuitions, on-campus housing, organizations, functions, fees and more.

“It is so important for these high school seniors to have an opportunity to talk and ask questions to representatives from the colleges that they have the most interest. By narrowing down their choices, each student can hopefully choose a college that most fits their needs and career paths that they have selected to take,” Elliott said.

“By attending the college fair, the students should be able to make clear sound judgement choices that meet their individual needs.”