|Admission Office to host open house
RELEASED: Nov. 6, 2003
DANVILLE, KYFreshman Billy Gray says any interested prospective student would be silly not to venture onto Centre's campus for an admission open house.
Prospective students wanting to learn more about Centre College can explore the campus and hear a series of presentations Saturday, Nov. 15.
"A chance to see Centre's campus should definitely be taken advantage of," said Gray, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., who plans to major in English. "You learn so much more by visiting than you do reading about Centre in a book."
Gray took part in an open house at Centre a year ago. He was able to meet with an English professor, took part in a walking tour led by a current student and met Bill Johnston, associate dean at Centre.
Fellow freshman Kate Humphrey traveled from Nashville last year to take part in an open house. "It was worthwhile to experience the drive, the people and the community," she said. "The informational sessions and friendly people made the visit very beneficial."
Open houses are specially planned days for high school seniors and their families to visit Centre's campus. Open house activities include tours, student panels, financial aid discussions and opportunities to meet with Centre students, faculty and staff.
"This allows high school seniors to become more familiar with Centre and see all the educational possibilities that exist here for them," said J. Carey Thompson, dean of admission and student financial planning. "These events are fun and worthwhile for all involved."
Founded in 1819, Centre is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the country's top-50 national liberal arts colleges. It's the most affordable of that group and is Kentucky's highest nationally ranked institution.
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