SCCC to Host Transfer Fair
Joe Denoyer - September 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Students interested in furthering their academic career will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from four-year institutions and military services at the Seward County Community College Transfer Fair on Wednesday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair, which will feature 16 colleges, will take place in the Hobble Academic Building on the SCCC campus.
Janeth Vasquez, SCCC transfer coordinator/advisor, is pleased with the response and participation from four-year institutions.
“It’s been great,” Vasquez said. “As the years go by the numbers of reps coming out here increases. We’re attracting more schools.”
A main reason for an increase in attendance is a partnership with the area community colleges.
“We decided to do a partnership with Garden City Community College in which we’ll do our fair and they’ll do theirs the same week,” she said.
Vasquez says having the transfer fairs at the same time really helps the representatives because they can visit southwest Kansas at one time. She added that Dodge City Community College has contacted her as well and could participate in the future.
“That certainly does help the reps coming in,” Vasquez said. “More of them will come out now and visit three schools at once instead of coming out on three separate occasions.”
And more colleges mean more choices for SCCC students.
“We’ve had great student participation,” Vasquez said. “The last few transfer fairs have been very busy and well attended. They have a lot of options. It’s a like a grocery store where they have so many items to pick and choose from. They’ll get a lot of information.”
The following institutions and military services will be attending: Baker University, Emporia State University, Friends University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Missouri Valley College, National American University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Ottawa University, Pittsburg State University, Tabor College, University of Kansas, University of Saint Mary,
Washburn University, West Texas A&M, Wichita State University along with the National Guard and U.S. Army.