OCTOBER 28, 2009

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Connors State College College Fair a Success

Photo of Connors State College's College Fair.
High School students visit the Connors State College table at the college's annual College Fair for area high school students. More than 1,000 high school students participated.

Approximately 1,000 Warner-area high school juniors and seniors attended the recent College Fair on the campus of Connors State College.

Organized by the CSC director of recruitment Lance Allee, the high school participants had opportunities to visit 45 booths setup by colleges, universities, and businesses.

"This was a great event for high school students to visit our campus and at the same time meet with representatives from other institutions of higher education and representatives and business concerns within our area," Allee said. "We had college representatives from our state, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri."

"This was a good opportunity for me to meet with a lot of college representatives," said Cheryl Wilson, from Kinta, who graduated two years ago and just happened to be on campus to visit with CSC advisors about furthering her education. "I want to get into a nursing program and there were several colleges here that offered that."

Allee said the fair was an annual event and Connors officials are already planning for next year."

Allee added that his department would be fanning out over the next few months visiting high schools in the area and attending college fairs around the state, promoting Connors and its programs.