Fall semester is well underway, and our campuses are humming with activity. Faculty are teaching classes and mentoring students, and students are attending classes, labs and tutoring sessions. Admissions and counseling staff are registering students for bi-term courses that start October 17. The Financial Aid office is beginning a “Fall into FAFSA” effort to encourage students to complete their financial aid applications for next year now. Student Support Services is offering free “Student Success” seminars.
In addition to serving our students, we strive to inspire youth to attend college. Our recruiters are visiting high schools and hosting campus tours to encourage college aspirations. September’s Regional College Fair helped over 1,200 students view their college options, and October’s Young Women LEAD Conference will inspire 1,000 high school girls to achieve lifetime success. Our Mobile Technology Lab is visiting elementary and middle schools to promote interest in STEM careers.
We also provide educational opportunities to area residents. Adult Education has partnered with the Boyd County Public Library to offer literacy classes supported by the Dollar General Grant. Our Arts and Science faculty are offering free seminars designed to interest students in different aspects of the humanities and sciences. Our Foundation is providing a free retirement and estate planning seminar series for the community.
All of these events and programs are designed to meet the educational needs of our students and community, now and in the future. We like staying busy to fulfill our mission!