|Centre employee shares expertise with USA Today
Bob Nesmith gives advice on college admission process
RELEASED: Nov. 27, 2002
DANVILLE, KYThe college admission process can be daunting to prospective students and their families. An employee of Centre College has been teaming up with a national newspaper to make the situation a lot less frightening.
Bob Nesmith, associate director of admission at Centre, participated in USA Today's annual college admissions and financial aid report.
Nesmith, who graduated from Centre in 1991, helps answer such questions as: is it better to get a B in an AP course or an A in a regular course? Why does my stepfather's income factor into financial aid but not my father's? How many times should I take the SAT? When should I start applying to schools?
On Nov. 21, Nesmith answered dozens of questions during a live on-line chat from noon to 2 p.m. (for the transcript, go to http://cgi1.usatoday.com/mchat/20021121004/tscript.htm) called the college aid hotline.
Nesmith was also quoted in Monday's edition of USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2002-11-24-college-qand-a_x.htm).
"I always enjoy situations where I can take off my student recruitment hat and use my experience to help people," Nesmith said. "The USA Today session was a neat opportunity to help some families and, I hope, ease some of the considerable tension and anxiety about college admission."
To learn more about the admission information at Centre, go to http://www.centre.edu/web/prospective.html or call (800) 423-6236.
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